Date: Tue, 14 Mar 1995 17:52:01 -0800
From: THOMAS CLARK tlc[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]NEVADA.EDU
Subject: Re: Interest in expletives?
My sainted grandmother will forgive me this...
Just before she died, she was in some degree of pain and wanted the end
to come soon. As my mother and two brothers walked into the room where
she lay on her deathbed, she cried out, "Come and get me, Jesus, Honey!"
My brother did a tasteful eulogy at her funeral. She was a grand olde
dame, and the stories were varied, rich, and bittersweet. He brought
down the house (church?) when he related that grama, just before she
died, figured out the middle name of Jesus Christ: it was Honey.
On Tue, 14 Mar 1995, Jerry (NMN) Miller wrote:
I can't substatiate this at all, but my guess is that the H in Jesus H. Christ
stands for Holy. I have heard people use the full expletive Jesus Holy Christ,
which prompts my guess on this one.