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10 Common Words Mormons Use Differently Than Their Neighbors

I remember being in a professional development course and how the instructor emphasized not using too much jargon with the families we worked with because it could be intimidating and give the families a sense of isolation.  Similarly, there is much jargon that is well known to members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, but that is not understood by everyone.  It is important to be aware of the words we use and how others might interpret them.  Due to popularity of the original list (found here), I have created a new list of 10 more words. 

1. Branch

What it means to everyone else: A limb of a tree.

What it means to a Mormon: A geographically organized congregation of the Church where there are fewer members.

2. Calling

What it means to everyone else: A vocation, profession, or trade.

What it means to a Mormon: A voluntary position or assignment in which members have been asked to serve.

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