Choosing words (more) carefully

On the front page of this morning’s International Herald Tribune, I read the following:

Congress members are choosing their words more carefully after one of their colleagues, Gabrielle Giffords, was badly wounded in a shooting in Tuscon, Arizona.

Words ARE powerful. And somehow, we are responsible for what we say.

There’s an English proverb that says “Be careful what you wish for. You just might get it.”

Caution and precision in language are like that, too. Be careful of what you say. Someone just might hear it; someone might be attentively listening … to you !

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