What does "sweet mother of all that is good and pure" mean?
I'm curious about its meaning and how it got its meaning. Thanks alot!
- WayfarerLv 51 decade agoFavorite Answer
It's like saying "Holy Mary, Mother of God!" but not exactly saying it because it is considered swearing and/or taking a Holy name in vain.
It's similar to people saying "Jeez!" "Gee Whiz!" "Jeez Louise!" or "Gee Whillikers!" when what they really mean to say is "Jesus!" or possibly "Jesus H. Christ on a popsicle stick!"
Or of course "Gosh Darn it" "Goldang it" "Doggone it" instead of saying "God Damn it!"
- Anonymous1 decade ago
It's like a prayer, probably referring to the Virgin Mary. An exclamation of surprise. Archaic and not heard much except perhaps in Ireland.
- shantellLv 44 years ago
A slang expression to accompany a pant, actually that signifies that the guy is so helpless with marvel, marvel, delight or dismay that they are calling on the Virgin Mary to furnish them help.
- ?Lv 41 decade ago
it's a nicer way of saying (good god). showing surprise like saying WOW! just being polite about it.