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Sunday, June 17, 2007

Exploring E-Prime

E-Prime appears to be a method of thinking, writing and speaking which may possibly fundamentally change how people may perceive, communicate, or behave. It may perhaps be the case that E-Prime may open up latent possibilities which may be concealed by what may be considered to have been more conventional ways of thinking because when the habituation of making possibly definitive statements may be perhaps have been abandoned the potentially inherent unspoken limitations implied by an application of definitive clauses appears to disappear and potential perceptions of what may have formerly been hidden potentials may then emerge.

Exploring E-Prime

The author of this article began intuitively writing, speaking and thinking in less definitive clauses at some time which may have been several years ago. At first it may have seemed that the author may have appeared too ambiguous or imprecise, but this may not have been the case. The author seemed able to communicate meanings effectively, but possibly the author may have inadvertently learned to avoid using a sort of verbal or mental jiu-jitsu when communicating perceptions or ideas which may have made the author’s audiences defensive.

What may have resulted might have been a more open and inclusive style of speech that appears to build unity and consensus more easily because the old definitive clauses may have been verbal or conceptual stumbling blocks, which may have caused audiences to stop in their tracks to examine assertions for truth value, regardless of whether they might or might not have already held an opinion as to whether they may agree or disagree.

By converting statements into indefinite potentials members of the author’s audiences appeared to be better able to follow the flow of ideas perhaps because some members of the audiences were less prone to obstruct personal efforts to listen attentively with potentially self-centered, un-vocalized assent or dissent or the sort of inner dialogues which may have ensued in support or denial of the unspoken and un-thought objections or concurrences which might otherwise have been routinely made.

The author may have then released not only the author but also the author’s audiences from a form of mental tyranny or trap which may have been habitually or perhaps almost ritualistically imposed by conventionally employed forms of speaking or writing. Speaking or writing in this relatively new indefinite mode appeared to have produced a strange and unexpected benefit.

How did the author learn to write and speak this way? What possible purpose kept the author fervently pursuing what appeared to be a potentially unreasonable methodology?

Perhaps it was a non-conscious instinct derived from attentively analyzing the results of speaking in dialogues in which the author may have been more or less successful at communicating the author’s ideas or opinions which may have brought to light apparently favorable results when communicating more openly by reducing what may have been absolute statements in favor of relatively indefinite remarks. The frustrations and exaltations that the author experienced in response to what appeared to be the author’s failures or successes may have motivated the author to examine the possible nature of the syntactical structures which appeared to be yielding what may have been negligible or optimal results.

Possibly the eyes of some members of the author’s audiences glazed over in response to the apparent excesses of words which appear to be required to avoid elements of speech which might appear to be too specific or which may seem too definitive in light of what may have been the author’s discoveries regarding this seemingly new way to communicate, which seemed to yield what might be considered to have been such success.

If so, the author seemed to believe the members of the author’s audiences who appeared to be adversely affected by a deliberate but potentially loquacious reduction of definitive statements were still attentive in spite of what appeared to be potential evidence to the contrary because the author may have observed that those persons among the author’s audiences who may have been showing evidence of some type of verbal over-load as possibly indicated by the apparent glazing over of the eyes of some members of the author’s audiences was compensated for by reaching the minds of the same glazed-eyed people on what may have been a non-conscious level where the author’s messages were perhaps bypassing potential conscious mental activity which may possibly have interfered with the potentially successful communication of the author’s messages with a possible result that may have allowed the author’s messages to go deeper into the minds of the members of the author’s audiences who appeared to exhibit some apparently glazed-eye symptoms.

It seemed as if potential guardians of the minds or thoughts of some members of the author’s audiences exhibiting glazed eyes may have been incapacitated; the glaze-eyed people were apparently less defensive and more receptive to the author’s communications even if the glaze-eyed people might have appeared disinterested or un-responsive.

The glaze-eyed people appeared in some instances to be hypnotically entranced. So long as the author continued to avoid definitive statements or specific commands the glaze-eyed ones appeared to be potentially, perhaps non-consciously, more receptive and comprehending with regard to the intent and purpose of the author’s messages.

The apparent alien quality of speaking or writing in what may have been a seemingly irregular mode may have caused the author to somewhat temper the degree or extent to which the author’s messages may have been eviscerated of potentially firm clauses or definitive content. Perhaps consequently, the author modulated the degree to which declarative or definitive content might have been reduced in order to explore a potentially more moderate degree of speaking or writing in an allegedly less definitive manner that might result in what appeared to possibly be a potentially optimized form of communication.

‘Exploring E-Prime’ may have been written in a mode representative of the author’s current peak abilities to try to avoid definitive or declarative speech in favor of a potentially gentler style which may perhaps be somewhat more open or less confrontational than some modes of communication which may be considered to possibly be more conventional and which the author and the author’s audiences may be considerably more familiar with. The author may have created an extended list of terms which may be avoided for the purpose of disarming the spoken or written clauses employed for communication.

The author may be considering the contents of the following list as potentially suspect terms for which ambiguation may be an advisable approach when communicating in E-Prime to achieve a potentially less hostile or more effective mode of speech.

Definitely, Certainly, Absolutely, Positively, Undoubtedly, Without a doubt, Really, Ultimately, Conclusively, Clearly, Precisely, Exactly, Correctly, Incorrectly, Right, Wrong, Good, Bad, Evil, Nice, Mean, This, That, Did, Did not, Excess, Deficit, More, Less, Greater, Lesser, Minimum, Maximum, Required, Necessary, Must, Reasonable, Unreasonable, Rational, Irrational, Then, Only, Totally, All, None, Each, To be, Be, Being, Been, Am, Is, Isn't, Are, Aren't, Ain't, Has, Hasn’t, Was, Wasn't, Will, Were, Weren't, Me, You, They, Them, We, Us, I'm, My, Mine, Yours, Their, Theirs, You're, We're, They're, He's, She's, It's, You are, We are, we were, We will be, They are, They were, They will be, He is, He was, He will be, She is, She was, She will be, It is, It was, It will be, etc…

It would appear to be the case that potentially a great many adverbs or adverbial clauses may belong on the sort of lists which attempt to deploy seemingly ambiguous phrases in place of what may be considered to possibly be too definite terms or excessively declarative clauses…

Relatively recently the author may have discovered a published proposal of potential rules which may facilitate an exploration of a possible form of thought or communication which may appear to be similar or alike to the possibly ambiguous methods the author has attempted. A name for this possibly new mode of communication may also have been proposed which might be considered to possibly be referred to as ‘E-Prime’.

Potentially warm regards which may have been intended with love for possibly all members of the author’s audiences may be considered to have hereby been tendered to said audiences’ members from the author(s)

The author(s) - smile -


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We worked with the general public as a psychic reader for a little over four years from 1981 to 1986. While much of our written work is channeled, we may sometimes admit that we may have no idea who many of the voices of our channeled work may be.

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We are still emerging from the closet in regard to being a system of many people inhabiting what appears to be a single body in the context of the interface pairs we share with you. Our current written works reflect this new change in perspective as we have adopted the plural personal pronoun in order to reinforce our awareness and understanding of ourselves in regard to the multipleness of our being.

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