Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Fun with Phrases - Mixing Minced Oaths

During my youth, both "Geez Louise" and "For Pete's sake" were commonly used minced oaths in my family.

Here is my spin on the two:

Geez Louise + For Pete's sake

= For Louise's sake


Anonymous said...

Well who knows maybe FOR LOUISE's SAKE will come to terms someday :)

Anonymous said...

Hi, could we say that phrase is the same as constituent ? Cuz I'm a little might be stupid question but I'm not sure if I can treat it as one and the same... ;/

Laura Payne said...

Anon - You are correct; they are not one and the same. Here is the definition of constituent from (Linguistics / Grammar) Linguistics a word, phrase, or clause forming a part of a larger construction.

P.S. I am a firm believer that there is no such thing as a stupid question; so, thank you for asking.

Anonymous said...

I was searching and searching and I think I figured out the difference between them :) Thank you for the answer. :)

Waiting for new note :)

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