a convent or monastery.
The Surprisingly Religious Background Of “Golly,” “Gosh,” And “Gee”Gosh, golly, and gee casually express surprise or excitement, right? Well, yes, but when they were first introduced to the English language, these short words had a much more serious origin and purpose.
Before Mel Gibson’s rant, what was the word’s link to a religious mystery?Mel Gibson sure seems to have a problem with vulgar tirades. Vulgar used to mean “of the common people” before it acquired the sense of “off-color.” And a tirade literally derives from the French tirare, “to pull continuously.” The actor’s ex-girlfriend is making tabloid headlines with claims that she has a recording of the troubled actor engaging ina racist, hate-filled harangue against her. This follows his infamous intoxicated rant …
- religion, freedom of,
- religious order,
- religious right,
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