Posted by ESC on March 05, 2003
In Reply to: Not a nice expression posted by Miri Barak on March 05, 2003
: I translate part of a
movie (tomb raider) and I have to translate into Hebrew the expression "holy shit".
that is why I want to understand the exact meaning of it and of course in the
: It's when Lara gets a letter from her dead father and Bryce says: "Blimey" and Hillary says: "Holy shh..."
: To me it sounds like surprise,
: Thank you
Yes, it is an expression of surprise and amazement. The news is shocking. But there is a comic element in my opinion. A person wouldn't say "Holy sh*t!" about something tragic. A similar expression would be "Wow!"