Posted by R. Berg on April 18, 2004
In Reply to: "For goodness' sake" posted by Maggie on April 18, 2004
: I was just curious if anyone could tell me the origin and meaning of the phrase, "for goodness' sake".
Origin: a softened form of "for God's sake." Phrases like that one and "gosh darn" are called Minced oaths. Meaning: same as "for God's sake."