To: Brad from Tennessee
You are welcome.
Words mean things. All too often folks use words or phraes without knowing the ‘real’meaning.
I get a kick out posting the Etymology of words and hope others enjoy the history of our culture - one piece at a time.
posted on 03/19/2010 3:49:17 PM PDT
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What's amazing to me is to me are the phrases in common usage that have survived since classical times. “Jiminy” or “By Jiminy” which I heard older people exclaim when I was a kid. The dictionary says this is a corruption of “Jesu Domine” or Lord Jesus in Latin. But I read somewhere else this is an old Roman exclamation, “By Gemini,” referring to the mythological or astrological twins. But, a scholar I ain't.
posted on 03/19/2010 4:48:49 PM PDT
by Brad from Tennessee
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