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Ungodly hour

Posted by ESC on July 10, 2011 at 17:10

In Reply to: Ungodly hour posted by Sandra Yates on July 09, 2011 at 14:47:

: Does anyone know the origin of the phrase, "ungodly hour?" I have used it many times and considered suddenly that it probably has an interesting origin.

Guessing that at a certain time, godly people who had to rise up early the next morning and earn an honest living were asleep. And the bad people -- midnight creepers, etc. -- were up and stirring at an ungodly hour.