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Not Ashamed 9b

November 20th, 2018, 2:00 am

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inejwstine ( Reply )

I should note that the correct and preferred term for members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is simply "Latter-day Saints" rather than "Mormons," even though the second one is much more common, sometimes even among members of the Church themselves. Some might be familiar with a recent address by the President of the Church that reiterated and clarified these points. (Anyone curious about the details may refer to the official style guide.) I chose to keep the term "Mormon" here since this point in the story definitely takes place before the aforementioned address, and because it's more likely the term that two non-members of the Church would have used when discussing it.
Outside of writing comic dialogue though, I also encourage the proper use of terms. (Though I won't be offended if it takes a while for folks to get used to. Heck, it'll probably take me a while too, and I am a Morm-- er... Latter-day Saint. )

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texan1972, November 20th, 2018, 3:07 am

a rush to judgment or wishing not to offend. I know the feeling. there is always that old saying "never judge a book by its cover" that goes in my mind.

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inejwstine, November 20th, 2018, 2:09 pm

@texan1972: Yeah, "never judge a hyena by her choice of beverage" doesn't have the same ring to it.

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LE GASP! (Guest), November 20th, 2018, 10:34 am

GASP! She used that word!

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inejwstine, November 20th, 2018, 2:03 pm

@LE GASP!: Oh, HECK!

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Mardozer (Guest), November 21st, 2018, 11:38 am

Hmm, well, based on these assumptions I guess I am now Mormon. :T

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inejwstine, November 21st, 2018, 12:46 pm

@Mardozer: Haha, welcome to the family! We have chocolate milk!

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Mardozer (Guest), November 22nd, 2018, 2:59 am

@inejwstine: Ooooo,one extra tall glass please :)

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Aldred, November 22nd, 2018, 3:10 am

The word mormon lookes good, just don't mispell (or read) it to moron when you wake up XD

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inejwstine, November 22nd, 2018, 11:13 am

@Aldred: Heheh, I've made that mistake before!

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RiitheWordsmith, November 28th, 2018, 12:50 am

Woo, here I was going =_= I don't thiiink Shelly is part of the Latter-Day Saint crowd but I can't tell =_=
Nice to have that cleared up.

The thing that's hard for me is how hard I already worked to stop saying "Mormon" and start saying "LDS" and now I have to swap again to "Latter-Day Saint". Sigh. Ah, well.

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