I had a situation recently where someone was referring to one of their job duties as “dying a slow death” and even tho they said it was spoken in jest, it still did not sit quite right with me — especially when they just repeated the joke again when they were confronted about it.
That was infuriating
Words mean things and are important. It’s how we bestow meaning to our world and convey it to others. Spoken or written, they are important and when you are in a position of influence or power, you need to measure things even more carefully.
“But the things that proceed out of the mouth come from the heart, and those defile the man. “
I know it doesn’t say it explicitly, but the same goes for things on a coffee cup and words written on the back of olive drab jackets worn in the blistering heat and humidity of the Texas summer.