JW Cult Speak

TruthTruth Posts: 490
edited December 2021 in General


Every group uses certain peculiar words, idioms, turns of phrase by which its adherent's identify. Authoritarian and abusive cults diverge much further. How many of these phrases do you know? What can you add?

  • Householder
  • Witness girls
  • "He went to Bethel"
  • A topic you had a part on
  • A new release is announced
  • The convention is over
  • Back to the real world
  • First week of paradise
  • Out in service
  • Pioneers out in service
  • A new release announced
  • GB's - (governing body)
  • Bible meeting
  • Get called on
  • Interviews at assembly
  • Favorite part of assembly
  • Going to do rural territory
  • Going to
  • Annual Meeting
  • Pioneers and Elders
  • Study the Watchtower for the CO visit
  • CO's (Circuit Overseers) - allegedly there to "encourage cult members, but also instill fear and Watchtower compliance in them
  • Figure out the territory card
  • "Thirty seconds or less"
  • Called on to give a prayer
  • A "do not call"
  • Work on dress and grooming
  • A Bible teach book
  • During a campaign
  • You don't have to answer all the questions
  • Learn about God's good news
  • The first talk
  • Early service treat
  • As long as its gray
  • Raise my hand to read
  • Placing a memorial invitation
  • Study my Watchtower
  • Commenting at meeting (30 seconds or less)
  • Answer the wrong question
  • Touch the glass of wine
  • "Black jokes" (usually mocking black speaking mannerisms)
  • Convention money
  • At the RBC
  • Bus witnessing
  • Prove you wrong with your own Bible
  • Read you KM's - (Kingdome Ministry propaganda)
  • When the drama starts
  • Send them letters
  • Catch a pioneer sister
  • Chaperoned dating
  • Fill out service reports
  • Monthly reports
  • Performance records
  • To get "encouraged." (terrorized)
  • New Light" from God (enables everchanging policies--especially when prophecies fail)
  • Report what is bad


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