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from tommyknocker - Wednesday, January 14, 2004
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Who still finds themselves using words like "doo-doo"...

Who still finds themselves, out of the blue, using words or phrases like "doo-doo", "pee-pee", "pum-pum" and "penie"? Then having friends or acquaintances looking at you with puzzled expressions saying "come again"? There are definitely many more expressions or words from our upbringing that every now and then slip out. Think of some and post.

On the other hand, do you sometimes get bothered when people you know who were never in the group or have no religious background use phrases like "thank God" or "Lord forbid"? Or do you avoid using those phrases yourself in your conversation?

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from Mrs. Nut
Wednesday, June 29, 2005 - 17:58


Why would you even need to use the proper terms for these words when with friends? It's not like you would just have a casual conversation about a bowel movement either. lol.

One time I was out with my kids taking them to the park & they started to pray on our way there & then raised thier hands in the air & shouted "Hallelujah" really loud. I was so embarrassed. I realized that they learned that from this auntie who used to volunteer to watch them so I could rest or so my hubby & I could work to raise funds to leave & get our own house.

A few weeks ago I was nervous about a performance & said to the other performers who had never been in TF that I was so nervous & this guy there said: " well, just 'let go & let God'"! I was like, now where have I heard that before?

To TommyKnocker: Hey!! Hope you're fine. I know this article is old but I just saw it.

--Mrs. Nut

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from banal_commentator
Friday, March 26, 2004 - 12:57

I know of an ex-culty girl that, get this, actually refers to people who are not in the cult COG as "people in the system." Do you even think I'm joking???
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from AMC28
Friday, March 26, 2004 - 12:15

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Okay - I was laughing so hard when I read this. I have forgotten most of the little family sayings and acronyms hat were used non stop. “PTL”, “TYJ”, when reading a hilarious post the other day about a day in the life of Brian, I had to think real hard what “JJT” meant.

I personally don’t use any of the terminology but my parents still give me birthday cards that say “GBY” in them, I want to ask if I sneezed and didn’t realize. They also refer to people as “sweet”, or “out-of-it” and to anyone that they think could help them as “sheep”. I’m thinking, “as opposed to what, a cow”? What can I say, they live in Idaho.
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from lochnymph
Thursday, February 12, 2004 - 20:49

My inlaws do still say they are having " a battle" instead of admiting that they are going through a moment of depression.
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from Shaka
Thursday, February 12, 2004 - 10:36

On Sunday morning, while suffering from a Saturday night hangover, I was told that I looked "out of it". Just got me thinkin' about the days when that meant having an opinion. "I saw the whole thing! Uncle Malachai grabbed her......" WHAM!!! "Don't be out of it, you little bastard!"
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from neez
Tuesday, January 20, 2004 - 03:13


"Who still finds themselves, out of the blue, using words or phrases like 'doo-doo', 'pee-pee', 'pum-pum' and 'penie'?"

Hopefully they'll just assume you have tourettes & ignore it.
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From Sonderval
Tuesday, January 20, 2004, 04:00



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from itsxena2u
Monday, January 19, 2004 - 22:39

How about "that's really heavy" or when something doesn't fit anymore and you wan't to put all your old clothes in the "forsake all" to give to charity. Or how about when you're planning on making a best beharviour chart and give the kids a reward for getting ready for school in the mornng, doing their chores and homework on time etc. and at the end of the week you promise to give them a "shiner" surprise?? OUCH! That's gotta hurt! The kid must be thinking "what kind of a reward is that?"
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from silent_one
Monday, January 19, 2004 - 18:15


I spent four years in silent meditation inside a dank room. When I emerged I had been purged of all "cult_speak"

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from Nancy
Monday, January 19, 2004 - 18:09


I had a real hard time learning to say your welcome when someone said thank you to me. I had been indoctrinated never to say that. How impolite!

Another thing which still bugs me is when I read people referring to someone's parents, children or spouse by saying so-in-so "of" so-in-so. It sounds like the old testament and soooooo cultish. I also hate my "flesh" father, etc. What is that?! Do you mean your biological father or step-father? Ugh! My skin crawls.
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from Joe H
Monday, January 19, 2004 - 14:49


Sometimes at parties if someone quotes a poem, I'll follow by raising my drink, acting all serious and saying "After potty forget not, boys, your penies with paper blot"

I stopped saying "press in" in high school. "Amen" has persisted, and while I use "Thank you Jesus" I always do so in irony.
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From roughneck
Thursday, February 12, 2004, 18:01

(snip)Sometimes at parties if someone quotes a poem, I'll follow by raising my drink, acting all serious and saying "After potty forget not, boys, your penies with paper blot"(/snip)

For your sake I hope that's after a *lot* of previous toasts, not before. ;) Otherwise people just might cotton on to the fact that you are in fact barking mad (of course I mean that in a nice way.. I think). I guess with some people, you can dress'm up, but you can't take'm out.

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From Joe H
Thursday, February 12, 2004, 19:44

I guess American drunks have a better sense of humor. I'll keep that in mind if I'm ever partying in America-lite.(reply to this comment
From roughneck
Friday, February 13, 2004, 01:56

Better sense of humour? Au Contraire! Penie-blotting jokes aren't all that funny, despite numerous inebriated yank opinions to the contrary. Wildly inappropriate, yes. Funny, not really. What is funny though is what you yanks call "beer". "Lite" indeed. Of course a classy Colt-.45 drinker like you wouldn't care, right?

Aside: have you ever been to Canada or are you just a real big South Park fanboy?

Oh, I nominate this for "Joe's cheapest anti-Canada joke ever" ;) Fire your writer, - or send him up here, we'll make a man of him yet.

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From Cult hater
Friday, February 13, 2004, 13:15

I don't like cults.....that includes Canada!(reply to this comment
From Joe H
Friday, February 13, 2004, 13:09

Yeah, our beer is pretty sad. It's like having sex in a canoe - it's fucking close to water!

I had a stopover in Vancouver for about half an hour once. My deep-seated anti-canadianism is due to the mania of several cult members. I realize this is unfair, but hating the canadians is pretty harmless, isn't it?
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From Nick
Thursday, February 12, 2004, 11:16

I hear "press in" a lot tho. Not just from ex family people. As for PTL and TYJ, well I live in Texas where it's about as common to say as it was in the jumbo. (reply to this comment
From Sista Mighty
Monday, January 19, 2004, 18:56

Oops, I forget, what did "press in" mean?(reply to this comment
From Joe H
Monday, January 19, 2004, 20:10

To hurry up, if I remember correctly.(reply to this comment
From Sonderval
Tuesday, January 20, 2004, 04:05

Probably a derivation of press on, which should only ever be said if you say 'chaps' afterwards, preferably followed up by tally ho.(reply to this comment

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