How often do you say "oh my god, on my gosh, on my" or something like that?

China
November 23, 2009 5:05am CST
I often say "on my god" when I get astonished or surprised... In China, lots of people would like to say "Oh my mom" instead. When something amazing happens, people may say "Oh my god, lord, and providence..." At least, I say " oh my god" 3-5 times a day... What do you prefer to say when you get astonished? How often do you say it?
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• United States
23 Nov 09
I was raised in an evironment where saying Oh my God would be considered using the Lord's name in vain. I try to say anything else but... I would rather say Oh my Gosh or just Oh My!
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@AmbiePam (48164)
• United States
24 Nov 09
I don't say oh my gosh or oh my god. We always said oh my word. My parents didn't want us to take the Lord's name in vain, so now that I'm older it is a reflex. I always say oh my word without even thinking. And just in case someone (not you hiddenwing, I know you don't care) thinks I'm making a critique on what they say, I'm speaking of my opinion and that of my parent's opinion. So please, no one needs to try to convince me of anything. I don't care what anyone else says!
@cream97 (29169)
• United States
23 Nov 09
Hi, hiddenwing! I have never said "Oh my mom". I have never heard of this phrase before. I do say, "Oh my God". whenever I am shocked, or excited. I heard throughout the years that it is not good to use the Lord's name in vain. But, I still do it not realizing the rule not to. I will have to ask God to forgive me, I did not mean to say it. And I know that God feels the same way too.
• China
23 Nov 09
I am a Chinese,when I feel surprise ,I always say"oh my mom",that is a custom.of cause,if you are an American,you will say"oh my god" when you feel surprise,perhaps you will say"oh my gosh" ,but these words have same meaning,only different custom,perhaps other people say another phrase.