Be Eloquent…in your own F*cking Way.

Via David Romanelli
on Dec 9, 2012
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This is #55 of 108 Ways to Livin the Moment. Let’s take back our lives one beautiful, funny and delicious moments at a time!

#55 of 108:  Be Eloquent…In Your Own F*cking Way!

I took a great yoga class this past weekend. The teacher was a lot younger and had a mystique of coolness, a true spiritual gangster.

“Loved your class!” I told her. “Fantastic!”

“Thanks. I was nervous because there was so much people,” she responded.


Bad grammar.

I let it pass.

“You’ll be seeing me again,” I told her

“Thanks, what is you name?” she asked.

She did it again, saying “you name” instead of “your name.” Maybe she was British? Or hard of hearing? Or just a hard core New Yorker?

“My name are David,” I told her, trying to speak in her “lingo.”

Not a good idea.

She looked at me as you would look at a waiter who told you in front of your seven best friends at Sunday brunch that “your credit card was declined.”

If a conversation could be described by a scent, ours shifted from “sage-inspired-apres-yoga-mood-lifter” to “upper-deck-men’s-bathroom-at-a-Raiders-game.”


A recent Forbes Magazine article reported how bad grammar amongst the younger generation of employees is a problem: “Younger employees are bringing the vernacular of emails, Twitter messages and casual conversations into the office.”

And the Wall Street Journal mentioned a survey of 430 employers taken earlier this year, in which 45 percent said they planned to increase training programs to improve employees’ use of grammar and other skills.

Good luck with that.

As I learned in my encounter with the yoga teacher, the type of people who walk around telling you to mind your “p” and “q’s” are generally the type who hear a lot of “f’s” and “you’s.”

The greatest wordsmith of all, Shakespeare, said, “action is eloquence,” something seen so clearly in the abovementioned yoga teacher’s finely sequenced class.

To each her own expression of life.

If you can’t speak, then move. If you can’t move, than paint. If you can’t paint, then run.

Get it out of you!

A wise one said, “The meaning of life is to find your gift, the purpose of life is to give it away.”

There is no right or wrong way to say it!


Ed: Kate B.


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About David Romanelli

David "Yeah Dave" Romanelli has played a major role in pioneering the modernization of wellness in the United States. He believes wellness and feeling good is so much more than fancy yoga poses, green juice, and tight-fitting clothes. Dave launched his career fusing ancient wellness practices with modern passions like exotic chocolate, fine wine, and gourmet food by creating Yoga + Chocolate, Yoga + Wine, and Yoga for Foodies.  His work has been featured in The Wall Street JournalFood + Wine, Newsweek and The New York Times; and his debut book, Yeah Dave's Guide to Livin' the Moment reached #1 on the Amazon Self-Help Bestseller List. Dave's new book launches in Fall 2014 from Skyhorse Publishing. Check out his new show Yeah Dave! brought to you by Scripps Network, the people behind The Food Network, Travel Channel, HGTV, and more.  He is a current contributor to Health Magazine, Yoga Journal, and various other publications. Discover more about his journey on


2 Responses to “Be Eloquent…in your own F*cking Way.”

  1. Edward Staskus says:

    As long as I don't have to read the wrong way of saying it.