I hate JW jargon!!! (Alternatives please!)

by VampireDCLXV 61 Replies latest watchtower beliefs

  • JeffT

    CF is the abbreviation for "Come Be My Follower" Emptyinside

    My military friends will tell you that "Charlie Foxtrot" (CF) = "cluster f***" How appropriate.

  • EmptyInside

    lol JeffT.

    A phrase for "new light"means we're really just making it up as we go along. And stretching the overlapping generations for as long as possible.

  • Scully

    I disagree with this one, Vamp:

    Experience: Way different usage than is common in non JW circles. Better to use the word Reenactment...

    I'm thinking the better word to use is Fabrication.

  • petitebrunette

    "the friends"- because they're the only ones who can really care about you.

  • agent zero
    agent zero

    oh i agree with SO many posted here already! i can never get myself to call it "the truth" again.. it just souds TOO wrong! also, who ever actually considers a "priviledge" to be a Priviledge?? their vocab is completely saturated with heavily skewed expressions that only support the brainwashing.

    the only one i wanted to add to the list is their specific use of appropriate/inappropriate. it gets used arbitrarily concerning anything the WTS is presumed to approve/disapprove of, into the most insignificant details.

  • Found Sheep
    Found Sheep

    "true Christians know" they use this frase whe they have a "rule" or something but don't have Bibical Proof.

    evidently - Same thing when they do there circular reasoning they throw that word in

    Elder - oh ya that makes me think the new 30 year old can tell me how to live my life!!

  • ziddina

    I LOVE this thread!!!!

    So many funny replies!! It's channeling my inner smart-aleck!!

    Apostate: Someone who's asking too many questions...

    Disfellowshipping: A form of punishment that's actually a chance to escape!

    Worldly: Someone who was never sucked into the cult...

    The "truth": Convenient label for a particular brand of corporate ‘merchandise'...

    System of things: Governments and groups who are totally unaware of the "importance" of the Watchtower Society...

    Faithful Slave: Men who are supposed to slave for the average Witness by making up their own rules and enslaving everyone else to follow them.

    Paradise earth: Carrot-on-a-stick to keep the Rank&File ["slaves"] obedient...

    Bible-trained conscience: Mental ‘girdle' that keeps the average JW "in their place"...

    Honest-hearted, right heart condition: Emotionally vulnerable to "cult-think" and stubborn enough to cling to it like a drowning man, at the same time...

    Wait on Jehovah: The Governing Body will fix it when they get good and ready - meantime, you'd better keep your arss in line if you know what's good for you...

    Zid the She-Devil

  • mummatron

    new light = polishing a turd

    faithful/zealous = brainwashed/blinded by 'the light'

    field service = bible bashing

    I hate JW-speak too. Makes me cringe when out in public with my parents and they use those terms as half the time my partner hasn't a clue what they're on about.

    I prefer to use those terms in inverted commas when I write them on here.

  • ziddina

    Awright, Mammatron, I just spit milk thru my nose when I read yours!!

  • Chariklo

    Meek = teachable...i.e. a sucker with eyes glazing over ..

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