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Flipping heck

Posted by R. Berg on August 11, 2009 at 16:00

In Reply to: Flipping heck posted by Paul on August 10, 2009 at 19:48:

: What is origin of the English term 'flipping heck?'

It's a minced oath--a deliberately mild version of something stronger that it sounds like. The two initials remained the same through this transformation. No doubt, you can figure out the original. ~rb