Posted by Bob on August 26, 2000
In Reply to: "By George" I haven't got it posted by Paul Fyfe on August 25, 2000
: The meaning of "By George" is clear, but who exactly is the George? Does anyone know where the phrase derives?
I should leave this for ESC, since this is usually her category.... but what the H---. "By George" is a "Minced oath" that substitutes for "By God," for those who would regard the latter as a blasphemy.