Of all the religious organizations out there, I think the Salvation Army used to have the most fascinating terminology for church-related things. In this first part of a series of articles on Salvation Army terminology, we are going to take a quick look at their basic terminology like knee drills, firing volleys, soldiers, officers, and articles of war!
Sense of Humor
According to some of the stories about Miriam Booth, she had a wonderful sense of humor. One example is what happened when some young boys decided to play a prank on Miriam by hiding under the platform and refusing to leave. Miriam's solution? Smoke 'em out! They came out pretty quickly, too -- and once they finished coughing they joined her in a good laugh.
Sara McCaslin is an engineer, a computer scientist, and a freelance writer.