Favorite Watchtower words or short phrases
one they used to use in the old days a lot, not unique to them, but really annoying because it was pompous, unnecessary, and meant nothing was :
"As it were"
it really got on my mammary glands, as did all of the ones you guys have mentioned, how did I stick it for so long ? and not explode ?
Train your conscience
Inculcate your children from infancy
"This is not the real life." and I hated, hated calling people "brother and sister" I mean I hate it.
Oh and "GOOD FOR YOU" GOOD FOR YOU" this one elder would say that when you talked about going to the meetings. Hated that.
"guard against independent thinking"
"We believe what the Bible says on the matter," when in reality the Bible doesn't say boo on the matter. Like the numbers 607 and 1914 do NOT appear in the Bible. I also love how "New light" is always quoted when the use it. They make it seem that the phrase appears in the Bible. I once had an argument with a sister who INSISTED "new light" appeared in the Bible. I dared her to find it, she has yet to get back ot me.
The World vs the truth. Typical cult language, us against them, right vs wrong, good against evil.
Give Jehovah your all.
Present truth /light
Old truth /light
New truth /light
I used the term "Local Needs" the other day and my husband said it gave him flash backs.