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"Oh my god"

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Re: "Oh my god"

Postby Reductor » Fri Jul 30, 2010 5:07 am

Or you could say "Oh my BOB!"

Usually I swear, but now that my kids are getting older I try to say "Oh for the love of pete!" Or "Poop!"
Or perhaps "Holy baloney!" Well, that's not one that I say, but its funny.

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Re: "Oh my god"

Postby cooran » Sat Jul 31, 2010 6:29 am

Hello all,

What about "Saints preserve us!"

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Re: "Oh my god"

Postby KonstantKarma » Mon Aug 02, 2010 1:25 pm

I generally drop the F-bomb all day.

:shrug:

I know of no other one-syllable word that serves as a verb, adverb, adjective, and noun. Plus, it's not insulting anyone's deity, and is only insulting to those who have attachments to societal standards and have been advised by The Man that it just shouldn't be said.

Win. :thumbsup:

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Postby imagemarie » Mon Aug 02, 2010 3:36 pm

"Hell's bells and buckets of blood!" My Mum used to say. But then she married a sailor, and I think it's an old nautical expression.
For pithyness, I don't think the "f-word" can be beat either.

I've also fallen into the habit of using "Joy Division" to express exasperation or frustration (which of course, happens but rarely :tongue: )

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Re: "Oh my god"

Postby AdvaitaJ » Tue Aug 03, 2010 1:30 am

I agree with Kim in that I'd really be interested in knowing what expression(s) people in Buddhist societies use.

However, I will share that when confronted with a particularly difficult person, I will generally mumble (through occasionally gritted teeth) "May you be happy." It has about the right number of syllables and actually rolls rather easily off the tongue with a bit of practice. :tongue:

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Postby jcsuperstar » Tue Aug 03, 2010 4:28 am

i hear Thai people say "oh my god" all the time.
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Postby Fede » Sat Aug 07, 2010 7:39 pm

My Italian aunt, who has an extremely poor English vocabulary, inadvertently used a spoonerism, when slipping lightly, climbing a shallow grassy slope...

"Oh my Dog!"

it was completely inadvertent and she laughed like a drain when she'd realised what she said....


As a Dog Behaviourist, I will tolerate this, am not offended, and find it quite appropriate many times, anyway..... :D
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Simplify: 17 into 1 WILL go: Mindfulness!

Quieta movere magna merces videbatur. (Sallust, c.86-c.35 BC)
Translation: Just to stir things up seemed a good reward in itself. ;)

I am sooooo happy - How on earth could I be otherwise?! :D


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Re: "Oh my god"

Postby Kim OHara » Sun Aug 08, 2010 9:53 pm

At last! An answer to the original question!
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Re: "Oh my god"

Postby Viriya » Fri Sep 24, 2010 2:57 pm

Chinese Buddhists will drop all kinds of Buddhist interjections sometimes in a vaguely similar context to 'Oh my God', e.g. 'Namo Amituofo' and 'Namo Guan Yin', often translated as 'Sweet Buddha Amitabha!' and 'Goddess of Mercy!' -but there is no real correlation to English religious profanity. I think Japanese Buddhists may be guilty of a bit of 'Namu amida butsu' dropping, too: but I find it hard to tell if the context is genuinely religious or purely exclamatory. Mahayana Buddhists tend to think anytime is a good time to drop a 'namo amitabha'!

I've been guilty of sprinkling my conversations with mild interjections of 'Sweet Buddha!', 'By Buddha's tooth!', 'By Sakka!' and...a personal, if generally incomprehensible to the uninitiated, favourite: 'By Ambapali's mangoes!'

But I've stopped saying such coarse things out of respect and gratitude to the holy Triple Gem, and to the devas in heaven, and would advise others to do the same. :anjali:
I'm not very good at right speech, although I try, so please guide and correct me if necessary so I don't make bad kamma for myself and cause others to be annoyed. (=

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Re: "Oh my god"

Postby Ytrog » Fri Sep 24, 2010 4:28 pm

I somehow got accustomed to saying "frak" when I swear. :?


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