Eldub that get stuck on a word or phrase!
Branch branch branch!!! I am already so sick of that!!!!!
How about Ob-Stack-cal. One eldub I know hear someone from the "Branch" pronounce it that way, so now every time he says it, that the way he dose it.
Back when the WT's being read on CD's first came out, any time someone pronounced some word differently, surely it must be god's direction, so we all need to adjust our way of saying it!! A brother said that from the platform one Sunday. If he heard a word pronounced a different way, he would get with the WT reader, and make sure he said it right!!! He could not see that it was just the difference in someone speaking, or where they were from, etc....
"Brochures" became "bulshures."
"God will sustain" became "God will substain you, all through the pioneer meeting."
The latest fad here is any reference to "the Branch."
Here also. The other big one is "The Slave."
All of which reveals a tragic absence of any education above primary school.
I recall a talk making much about Alexander the Great saying he would attack using a parallax. This was a prepared talk not something said off hand; he meant or couldn't read his material to say ..phalanx.
Parallax is an optical term. Or the talk where the word brassiere was used instead of brazier..
The Branch office... the elders who gave evidence at the ARC said this at every question 'We would call the branch office' like it was some sort of formula. They clearly expected the ARC to roll over and say "ok that s fine off you go."
The poor saps were left floundering when the ARC didn't.
There was an elder in my old Florida hall... brother White...
He use to say behoove at every opportunity In and out of context. I hate him for it
Yeah...I've got one...WAR-WICK
(it's pronounced Worrick)
Happened years ago in a congregation I attended from an old, old, old elder:
organism -----> orgasm