I’m Not Making This Up, You Know

A Democrat representative who is allegedly an ordained pastor in the United Methodist Church concluded a prayer he led in the House of Representatives with the word “awomen.” [Note: The term is so wrong that I’m having to fight with autocorrupt to get it typed into this post.]

I’m so old, I was taught to conclude my prayers with the word “amen” (Hebrew אָמֵן). The English word amen can be an adverb, interjection, or verb, and those parts of speech are genderless in English. It can also be a noun (a synonym for truth), and as a noun, its gender is neuter.

Grammar is hard.

2 thoughts on “I’m Not Making This Up, You Know


  1. Yea I think some need to educate themselves… I’m all about gender neutral as was Christ but just because a word happens to have the syllable “men” doesn’t make it somehow take on a gender role.
    You are absolutely right when you say, ” The English word amen can be an adverb, interjection, or verb, and those parts of speech are genderless in English. It can also be a noun (a synonym for truth), and as a noun, its gender is neuter. Grammar is hard. ”

    With all the correctness that is being “demanded” in the world today its hard to imagine mankind being able to progress mindfully much longer. A static mind which only recites what it considers to be the “word” is a dead mind. Come on people lighten up……

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