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Old 10-14-2008, 05:06 PM
 
Location: Ruidoso NM
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What is a Gosh? what is a Jeez and what is the short form for?

My mother would back hand me so fast if I ever uttered those phrases,,,,,,,she would say the samething you are and I would have to agree.
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Old 10-14-2008, 06:17 PM
 
Location: USA
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Let's be honest. what does gosh and jeeze mean????? what are they alluding to? oh whatever could it mean...... what do they sound close to? Please let's be honest!
Look I do understand what you are saying, and don't doubt that some people use the terms in a manner that is disrespectful to God. However, I just don't agree with the level that you are taking it to and feel it can border on being a bit legalistic.

I believe strongly that God sees our hearts and the intentions of all we do and say. When I have used those terms.. I have used them to express an emotion at the moment. Not taking the Lord's name in vain, not in place of the Lord's name. And my usage of the word in no way entails that I have disregard for the holy name of God.

There are extremes that can be taken in all things in life. In this sense, taking terms as gosh and geeze and generalizing them to solely represent taking the Lords name in vain is, in my opinion, going to an extreme.

I mean come on, just the other day I told my 4 yr old little step-daughter "well golly gee look how cute you look".... was I taking the Lord's name in vain or using it inappropriately, absolutely not and I am sure God knows that as well. I think there is far more to be concerned with in a person's character, behavior, actions and words than the use of gosh or gee.
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Old 10-14-2008, 06:44 PM
 
Location: Oxford, OH
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I agree mari4him. It goes back to man looks on the outside but God looks on the heart. I think we can say, Rats, and have a bad heart attitude. I find myself saying, ****zy, just because it doesn't sound so bad but means the same. But I'm more concerned with my heart attitude then a particular word. I'm not one to use bad language but I'm sure with whatever words I use that sometimes my heart is not right.
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Old 10-14-2008, 09:12 PM
 
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Driftwood/mari4him,

I totally agree with both of you.

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I think there is far more to be concerned with in a person's character, behavior, actions and words than the use of gosh or gee.
That thought was going through my mind as well!!!
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Old 10-15-2008, 12:44 PM
 
Location: Bronx, NY
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Ok, I did a little, and I mean little, research on this and found through the Merriam Webster dictionary that "gosh" is considered a euphemism for God whose function is as an interjection which dates from 1757. Jeeze, jeez, geez and the like are euphemisms for Jesus which came about around 1923 and has the same function as gosh. Makes one think about it, to be sure.
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Old 11-09-2008, 08:01 AM
 
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There is a special word phrase that begins with "lying (something or other) that signifies words spoken for what ever reason to not be directly related to GOD so as to legalistically avoid a so called sin. I wish I could remember that word.
Please forgive typos.
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