So are you saying that Jove and Jehovah are not etymologically related?
And why were they unable to buy vowels? Vowel stores closed down? Aggressive consonants mugging people who went to the vowel store? Very odd.
I don't believe they are, and wish I'd never posted it - it was caffeine deficiency talking.
As for why ancient Hebrew had no vowels, I don't know, but Google Yahweh, and you'll see I'm right.
"By Odin's beard" I've heard said before..
Thrall's Balls! From World of Warcraft. Thrall was the leader, until recently, of one of the two major factions in the game.
I stick to the saying I first heard Bender say on Futurama. Oh your god.
The most religious I get with my exclamations is "Sweet zombie Jesus!"
I like Bender's but he is so confrontational. I'd like to use that with christians. Litmus test though is my grandma.
Holy random chance Batman!
Help me baby cheeses!
Oh no - I love using these and elaborating them
"Jesus Christ shit the bed and had a haircut", "Christ on a windsurfer" or on special occasions "Jesus c*nting Christ" I have used on occasion, mainly as it really pisses of Theists. You have to remember the more hardcore, the more they hate blasphemy which to me is a carte blanche to exercise my militant atheism and ridicule them.
So yes you could say religion has influenced my language :o)
Would you say these things to your lovely great aunt who doesn't like a potty-mouth?
Nothing I'd use in polite company...