Oh My Heck…

Nope this one isn’t my Mom… sorry folks. This one is my kids… and many, many other people.  Now I understand not wanting to take the Lords name in vain, doesn’t stop me from doing it most days but I do understand it.

Of course... you could still go to Heck... even if you don't take the lords name in vain.
Of course… you could still go to Heck… even if you don’t take the lords name in vain.

The first time I came across this I was living in Utah (Waves to his friends from there reading this). Utah has the largest population of Mormons in the U.S. and they don’t take the Lords name in vain lightly. I can’t ever remember having heard this phrase before living there. I don’t hear anyone here in NY say it except my kids and on occasion me, I get odd looks from other NY’ers when I say it though… like I’m some form of Heretic or something. I Suppose there is something in the Resident NY’er Bylaws about having to use curse words whenever possible… if so I missed it.

I would Love to find a copy of this but it's out of print. Link on bottom though, for you to search.
I would Love to find a copy of this but it’s out of print. Link on bottom though, for you to search.

It’s just odd to me that it is so prevalent in some places and not in others. My eldest says it because she was Born in Utah… the younger two say it because she says it. I say it because I think it’s funny most times and other times because… well  some of Utah rubbed of on me (heretic) lol. My Mom doesn’t say it though.. she says “Oh my Gosh!” So there you are… still got a mom “G” word!!!

Oh My Heck!

2 Comments on “Oh My Heck…

  1. I went with my family to the Grand Canyon a few years ago. There was another group of tourists just ahead of us who reached a viewpoint before us. Upon seeing the view, one of them said, “holy mackerel”, which (coming from England) I’d never heard before and found hilarious.

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  2. I had a friend in high school who adopted the word HEMOGLOBIN. He used it for everything.

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    Brett Minor
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