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"for goodness' sake"

Posted by Smokey Stover on April 19, 2004

In Reply to: "For goodness' sake" posted by R. Berg 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."

And Heck is where you go if you don't believe in Gosh! SS