Why do Americans say oh my gosh?
Oh my gosh, expression for emotions in the US!
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Since we always live privately during our visits to the USA, we of course also occasionally watch the TV program there. This year I noticed extremely that there is said quite often " oh my gosh ."
I thought first, they just mumble "Oh my god", but on closer listening I heard that they really say "oh my gosh."
But why do Americans say oh my gosh, I wanted to know now?
My daughter-in-law told me that when Americans are emotional, which is often the case on TV, they express their emotions with the phrase. So if there is something awful there, or unbelievable, say: Oh my gosh!
They do not say Oh My God to avoid the word "God", there is a simple explanation.
You should not abuse the name of God!
This second commandment forbids Christians to call the name of God reverent.
Most of the American population is Christian faith. They do not like the use of the Lord's name through casual speech, abuse on every occasion, or devaluation.
Gosh means the same thing as God. It is only slightly modified so as not to banalize the name of God and not to violate the biblical commandment.
Already confusing that there is this replacement word for it. An alternative would be "oh my godness".
Oh my Gosh is an expression of astonishment. He is now also in the German vernacular, especially used by young people like.
The German translation for oh my gosh!
Oh my God, man, thunder, oh my god, damn it, for heaven's sake and many more.
Why do Americans say oh my gosh, that makes some people think!
Actually amazing how many times many say oh my god, me too. Maybe you should really think about how often this word is used and where it makes sense or not. I think you do not have to use it as unreasonably and recklessly as it is happily done today.
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