Sticks ‘n stones will break my bones, but words will never hurt me.
We can chant that little ditty ‘til the cows come home, but ‘tain’t so. Ask anyone who has ever been bullied. Per Dr. Phil McGraw: it takes 1,000 ‘atta boys’ to erase one ‘you’re an idiot.’
Now that I am older, and hopefully wiser, I pay more attention to the words I use. When I forget, a grandson at the age of inquisition, keeps me on my toes. He wants to know why I say “indeed.” I don’t know, but I’m suddenly aware that I do, indeed, say it often...
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