June 12, 2007

oh whose god?

The un-cunning blasphemous phrase we find ourselves uttering almost daily hides a rather interesting secret in it. When in a moment of mild astonishment we exaggerating-ly drop our jaws and ejaculate the words “oh my god”, we are in a way specifying the god we are referring to: the god which is mine, my god, not yours or anybody else’s, it’s my god. Hence, in saying that, we indirectly acknowledge the fact that gods are personal items and that there might be more than one god, perhaps even one for each person!

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  1. I suppose in saying “fuck” that we are indirectly acknowledging our desire to order the people in our company to get it on. Or, maybe, just maybe, it’s simply a saying, with absolutely no connotations of any depth whatsoever. Expletives are just expletives. When I say “fuck me, that’s huge”, I might as well replace that “fuck me” with any other generic expletive, since its actual meaning is completely irrelevant to its use. Same with “oh my God”.

    13 Jun 2007, 11:30

  2. Good, good, yes, yes… or, OR!!! The reason you only hear ‘fuck me that’s huge!’ coming from guys and not girls is because guys are always on the look out for a shag! That way it expresses their subconscious and repressed desire to shag. Alternatively, it’s a phrase that people utter in order to get attention of some sort: “look at me, I’m such a rebel! I use the f-word to replace words that have more than one syllable!” I don’t think we say things without thinking; at the same time we may not examine each word we use that meticulously. However, there’s definitely some degree of thought put into what we are saying, whether to the point we are trying to deliver, or to the effect we are trying to achieve.

    15 Jun 2007, 12:16

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