Wrapped Up In Books

Parents say the darndest things
April 4, 2009, 11:09 pm
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Yesterday, approximately 2:00 p.m., in our kitchen.

Me: [With regard to something I’ve already forgotten] “…For Christ’s sake!”

Mom, ‘correcting’ me: “A____, it’s ‘for God’s sake!’

Today, 4:00 p.m., in our garage.

[Background: My father is a police office and a favourite expression of his is ‘foxtrot oscar’ which is basically code for F-off.]

Mom: “Foxtrough oscar!

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I’ve really never understood either comment, usually expressed as an exclamation.

What does a person actually mean when they respond to an event or saying with the words, “For God’s sake,” or “For Christ’s sake?”

Comment by wellwateredgarden

I always thought of them as being negative versus some sort of positive criticism.

Comment by bohemianvegan

our mother is a real prize.

Comment by L.

Or take the whole, “Oh, my God!” thing. Somehow that exclamation has come into vogue by people who don’t even believe in Him. Strange …

Do you do that, too, and why?

Comment by wellwateredgarden

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