8 February 2008

Profanity unknown as profanity

'zounds = "God's Wounds" - profaning (swearing) the 5 wounds of Christ.

'sblood = "God's Blood" - profaning (swearing) the Precious Blood of Christ

Gadszooks = God's Hooks - Also refers to the crucifixion
Gorblimey = God Blind Me - taken to swear to the veracity of something

BLimey )
BLoody ) > all offend because they reference the BLood of Christ
BLinkin )

-- Source : "Evolution of Profanity" [ Language Alert- one can't have a discourse on profanity without the words.]

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