By ginger instead of by God Is it correct to use by ginger instead of by god? Is it a secular way of saying by god? Is it formal or informal? Thanks
Aug 30, 2018 11:55 PM
Answers · 1
It is correct, and it is quite informal. It is an example of a word substitution that used to be quite common. It came about because of a cultural taboo on using "the name of God" in ways that could be considered blasphemy. Because of this concern, people would substitute another word, often beginning with the same sound.
August 31, 2018
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