I live on words; So nourishing, they are; I usually savour them; I don’t eat them raw; I take time to cook them; And I chew them well Before I swallow; That is the justice You have to do to words. Yes, you give them A good treat; And they will give you Their best.
Do not throw words Around at random; Wise people Don’t do that; They are careful With their words; They know the truth, About words; That words have power To build or destroy; Depending on how They are used; If you don’t want To cause havoc, Avoid taking words for granted; Throwing them at random Is detrimental; It is better to grind And sifter your words well Before you use them. Thus, they will bring great results. Don’t forget, Results are what you want.
Your sweet tongue I love, But it will not help me; A sweet tongue Will not solve my problem, Though it will make me Feel fine; I love it, when I feel fine; But those words need back up; And that back up is action; Action gives value to words; It is the body of words; Without action words are empty. So each time you use words, Back them up with action, To give them true meaning.
Don’t talk too much;
You risk saying more than
And so much damage
You could cause;
Those who talk too much
Weigh not their words
Before they utter them;
Which is a dangerous thing
For anyone to do;
As our people say,
Chew your words well
Before you swallow them;
Say only what
You should say;
Don’t say what
You should not say.
In other words,
Don’t talk too much.
Today, I shared with some friends on language especially on the words we use to communicate with others.
My point was, words are very important. They are a powerful communication tool. We have to take care about the words we use because although they can build, they can also destroy.
It is necessary to make sure that we use words that build not words that destroy.
I believe strongly in the power of words to build or destroy. The truth is, the words we use shape the world just a they shape our relationships and our individual and collective destinies.
One word can change the direction of your life. One word can transform your life. One word can lift you out of oblivion into stardom. It all depends on how it is used or how we use it.
There are right words and wrong words for every situation. When you use the right words, you ignite positive waves that work to bring positive results. The reverse is true also. Words are not just like seeds, words are seeds. Some are good seeds and some are bad seeds. But whether good or bad seeds, they grow. The difference is in what they produce. The good seeds produce good fruits while the bad ones produce bad fruit.
Hence, we are encouraged to only sow positive words so that they produce positive results.
Do you know What may change Your life? Do you know What may change Your status? Do you know What may lift you To the top? Do you know What may make you Shine and spark? Do you know What may make you Super rich? Do you know What may make you Succeed? Do you know What may make you A hero? Do you know What may make you A star? A superstar? It may not be Anything great; It could be A little thing; Something As small as A simple word. Simple but inspiring word Well said, Could be the magic wand You need. Pay attention To the words You read, hear and see. Go for the right words And make your day great.
Quelle est la plus belle langue
Certains diront la langue
D’autres parleront de la langue
Moi, je dirai que c’est ma langue maternelle;
Pour vous, quelle est
La plus belle langue
Non seulement ma langue maternelle est belle,
Elle est la plus belle langue
You have to grow in your word vocabulary. Language is power, you know. And you can grow into an iroko just by learning one new word a week.
It mustn’t be high-sounding or jaw breaking word. Just let it be a word you want to get into your functional vocabulary.
No better way to do this than writing about it and sharing.
Every week, we will invite you to send us your new word for the week by sharing our own.
First, you will write, post on your site, then send us the link, or ping.
Talk about your new word any way you like: define it, use it in a sentence, ask a question or questions about it, talk about it etc. It’s left to you to decide.
Let me set the ball rolling:
My new word for this week is Millennial.
This word is becoming very common all over the world. But still many people don’t know it. I will get this word into my functional vocabulary by looking up its meaning and using it often. You can join me to make millennial part of your functional vocabulary. Who is ready to join me?
If vocabulary is your forte, you are blessed. You are in good stead to succeed. I hope that you will continue to hone your language skills especially your vocabulary, and in particular your functional vocabulary.
Here are 12 reasons a strong vocabulary is good for you..
The world perceives people with rich vocabularies to be more creative, and more intelligent.
People with larger vocabularies get hired quicker,
People with larger vocabularies are promoted faster.
People with larger vocabularies are listened to more.
The big winners are the ones who are able to use rich vocabularies with grace.
People with good vocabularies use words which fit the situation.
People with rich vocabularies carry out rich conversations.
People with rich vocabularies hardly sound inappropriate.
Their words and sentences slide gracefully off their tongues.
People with rich vocabularies are more esteemed and more respected.
People with good vocabularies sound more confident.
People with good vocabularies are more interesting to listen to and to read.
How do you build a good vocabulary that will stand you in good stead to succeed?
Experts say “the difference between a respected vocabulary and a mundane one is only about fifty words! You don’t need so much to sound like a big winner. A mere few dozen words will give the impression that you have an original and creative mind.”
“In his book”How to talk to anyone,” Lell LOWNDES says acquiring a “super vocabulary is easy. You needn’t strain to do that.”
Let me summarise the advice that Lell Lowandes gives. He advises you to think of a few tired, overworked words you use every day – words like smart, nice, pretty, or good. Then get a dictionary or book of synonyms (online) Look up the boring, tired word and find a list of alternatives. Taking the word smart as an example, he says you will find dozens of synonyms such as ingenious, resourceful, adroit, shrewd. You must choose a few favourite ones and practise saying them aloud ‘until they become a natural staple of your vocabulary.’ The next time you want to compliment someone on being smart, say instead:
“How ingenious!” “It’s ingenious!”
“Quite astute of you”
“That is resourceful”
“That is clever.”
If you do this, and take it serious, within a short time, you will be far ahead of thousands of your peers.
Dear friend, flying to the top is not magic. Sometimes, just a little trick will put you miles ahead.