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← Let's take the gender out of "God"

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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.”

The Greeks used to use the genitalia of their gods all the time in epithets.

And if you've watched the recent(ish) Spartacus series, John Hannah shouts 'Jupiter's Cock!' about every seven seconds. Of course - in the fifth episode - Spartacus brought down a Roman helicopter with a deftly thrown gladius so it's difficult to gauge the historical accuracy.

Sun, 18 Mar 2012 16:32:53 UTC | #928361