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Re: Bloody

Posted by Sally on January 21, 2002 at

In Reply to: Re: Bloody posted by The Fallen on January 04, 2002

My favourite ones: way out in front is Oddsboddikins (God's body). Of the many weird an wonderful ones available, Queen Elizabeth I's favourite oath was apparently 'God's Death', which certinly gets the point across.
In Regency Britain, ladies weren't supposed to use oaths, so the most modish one for them was "'pon rep", or 'upon my reputation' - held to be the most valuable thing a lady possessed!