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?
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.
Main Entry: plu·per·fect
Etymology: Middle English pluperfyth, modification of Late Latin plusquamperfectus, literally, more than perfect
1 : PAST PERFECT
2 : utterly perfect or complete
- pluperfect noun