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    Default holy sh**

    i always see people put "holy shit" in thier blogs..
    what's the meaning of it? is that a bad word

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    Default Re: holy sh**

    It's just a rude expression of surprise or shock. It would offend many religious people, but blasphemy is quite widely used.

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    thank you ~

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    Talking Re: holy sh**

    We also have (in the US):
    holy cow!
    holy Toledo ! (No, I have NO idea how Toledo Ohio earned this place in American slang. It does sound good, though.)
    holy crap !
    holy Mother of God ! (Very sacrilegious)
    .............
    ex-US-President Harry Truman was known for this one when he got his dander up: "Jesus Christ and General Jackson !!!!" (Referring to General Andy Jackson, who had quite an ego, thereby HST was creating some irony by including his name along with Jesus Christ.)
    Last edited by ebb; 15-Jan-2006 at 07:01.

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