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Mark Ribbands's Avatar Jump to comment 7 by Mark Ribbands

If you’ll excuse the vulgarity, I have it on good historical authority that a favorite curse in Georgian England was “By God’s cock and balls” or “By the cock and balls of Jesus.”

I’ve always delighted in these archaic (and hilarious) phrases, and think it unfortunate they are little heard nowadays.

These things are cyclic, so any theological semantic tinkering which prevents their eventual reappearance would be a shame.

How does one incite a new lingustic meme? Does anyone know any rap-lyric writers they could influence? :)

Sun, 18 Mar 2012 15:53:41 UTC | #928349