Thursday, July 26, 2012

Guest Blogger: Editor Jennifer Moody "The English Language"


The English Language


A friend sent the above image to me today and I laughed myself to tears. If English is your first language, as it is mine, you probably don’t think too much of it. But you have to admit, especially after reading this … our language IS pretty crazy. Kudos to anyone who learns it as a second language. I know I wouldn’t want that challenge.

So on this note, my guest blog for today is more of a suggestion…
Be patient with anyone whose first language is not English. Whether it’s a verbal interaction or a written one – if they’re struggling with it – think of this blog and be considerate. God created so many languages for His people, and for the most part we’ve learned to communicate with each other pretty well. Sometimes I think He did this to challenge us, and maybe to test us a little … our compassion, our kindness, our tolerance.
"Kindness is a language which the deaf can hear and the blind can read."  ~ Mark Twain
Be blessed, y’all.
Jen

Jennifer Moody is a Professional Editor and the Owner of MoodyEdits. To learn more about Jen, visit her website at www.MoodyEdits.com. You might enjoy her take on living a happy life, on her blog “Editing My Life One Day at a Time” at www.MoodyEdits.blogspot.com. And if you wanted to be nice, you could like her Facebook page at www.facebook.com/MoodyEdits.


2 comments:

Alan said...

I very much enjoyed this reflection on the oddities of the English language-thank you.

T Denise Clary said...

...and thank you Alan for stopping by and reading my blog!

Have a very blessed day!!

T Denise Clary :-)