The Thirty Minute Blogger

Exploring Books and the Writer's Life, Faith and Works, Culture and Pop Culture, Space Science and Science Fiction, Technology and Nostalgia, Parenting and Childhood, Health: Physical and Emotional ... All Under the Iron Hands of the Clock and That 30 Minute Deadline

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Linguistic Archaeology: Where "Gee Whiz" Came From

I was recently told by a reliable source that the phase "Gee whiz" has an interesting origin. In its original form, it was "Jesus' whiskers!" Now this sounds more like an observation than taking the Lord's name in vain, so I suggest returning to the original form, which has greater umph and doesn't sound so gosh darn, golly gee, milk and cookies ... I don't know where I was going with that. It just has more umph. Combine that with "Judas H. Priest" and you've really got something.

So, Jesus' whiskers to you all. Judas H. Priest, that was fun!

If you like what you read here, you can support this blog (don't let me go it alone here): You can order a copy of the children's book Michael and the New Baby directly from Old Line Publishing at:

No comments: