Posted by RDL on March 13, 2004
In Reply to: Oh my flippin' God posted by Sathyaish on March 12, 2004
: I just heard the phrase, "Oh my flippin' God" on a public forum. The interjection got me curious and I began searching Google for the phrase origin. All the links I found were only instances of usage, so I'd like to ask the question here.
: It looks as though this interjection was introduced into the language by an unarticulate ejaculation. Why else then should someone use the word "flipping" as an expletive? O my flippin' Lord, this is so wierd.
I feel as though the use of the words "flipping" or "freaking" as a substitute for the f-word is a pretty pathetic attempt to create a version of the f-word that is acceptable for use in public, even on television or radio, or simply in front of one's parents. Well, it doesn't work with me, and I've asked that my teenagers try to find other ways to express themselves.