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Re: What in the Blue Jesus

Posted by ESC on July 04, 2005

In Reply to: What in the Blue Jesus posted by cmonkey on July 02, 2005

: Hope this doesn't offend...

: My Great Aunt used to say "What in the Blue Jesus?"

: Have you heard it? Where does it come from?

: cmonkey

This a total pre-research off-the-wall guess. I wonder if it has to do with someone mishearing another oath -- what in the pluperfect *** are you doing.

Merriam-Webster

Main Entry: plu·per·fect
Pronunciation: "plü-'p&r-fikt
Function: adjective
Etymology: Middle English pluperfyth, modification of Late Latin plusquamperfectus, literally, more than perfect
1 : PAST PERFECT
2 : utterly perfect or complete
- pluperfect noun