oh my god........

@shibham (17025)
India
December 3, 2009 6:52am CST
hi everyone. just few minutes ago one thought came to mind, just funny, yet i want to share here. hope all of u will enjoy it. OH MY GOD. this sentance is very common in our day by day life. we all are habituate to utter this sentance. but why? hahaha..... do u utter this sentance without any cause, i mean just as a habit. or there are some reasons behind. in which situations u utter this? how many times u utter this sentance in a day? can u tell me when u have spoken this sentance for last time? hahaha... waiting for your responses. thanks in advance.
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16 responses
@miui70 (149)
• India
3 Dec 09
what sentence, if u mean by sentence (hahahaha). I dont think its a sentence
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@shibham (17025)
• India
3 Dec 09
hahaha.... not a sentance but suppose as. proverb?
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@miui70 (149)
• India
3 Dec 09
Ok i think it shows happiness, what is wrong with being happy. So whenever we r happy we can say hahahaha
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@shibham (17025)
• India
3 Dec 09
is it totaly right friend?
• Philippines
8 Dec 09
I use that expression very seldom... Only when there is a sudden burst of emotion... It is not really habitual. I recall using that line when I was in the delivery room and my baby just come out and I was calling the nurse to show my baby to me asap... and the other incident was when my baby tripped up! I honestly don't want to use that as my expression only...
@shibham (17025)
• India
9 Dec 09
hi dear friend. so how did u felt when you saw your baby for the first time and uttered oh my god. very nice sound. lol but some persons are too much habituate to use this without any cause. sometimes they pretend to be surprised or shocked and sounds like wow... oh my god. i laugh at them. hahaha... have a nice day.
• Philippines
9 Dec 09
I was really really happy seeing my baby for thefirst time!!! Unexplainable... And right after I saw him, I got unconcious already!!! It is like, okay I am very fine now, I can go to sleep!!! I honestly, don't agree with other people who use that as an expression only... As said, we should not call the name of the Lord in vain... Have a nice day!
• Philippines
19 Dec 09
Hi shibham! I really appreciate it! Thank you for choosing and marking me as your best response! Keep on posting nice and intersting discussions! Good day!
@Canellita (12059)
• United States
10 Dec 09
I think it is just a habit many people are not conscious of, though for some it is a reaffirmation of their belief.
@shibham (17025)
• India
16 Dec 09
hi canellita. i dont believe that that phrase is connected with some believes. i think they are habituate to use it and sometimes they intentionaly uttter it too. anyway thanks for response. have a nice day.
@Canellita (12059)
• United States
19 Dec 09
You may not believe it but when some people utter it, especially those who cross themselves immediately after, they believe!
@shibham (17025)
• India
20 Dec 09
yes, it may be. thanks for reply. have a nice day.
@JenInTN (27565)
• United States
5 Dec 09
I usually substitute God with Gosh..lol..I have heard a lot of people say it pretty often though..mostly when they are surprised or shocked..That's when I say Oh my Gosh!
@shibham (17025)
• India
8 Dec 09
hi jenin. do u mean same to god by using gosh. what does it actually mean? i never herad this word before. thanks for response. take care.
@JenInTN (27565)
• United States
8 Dec 09
It's not actually a real word..it's a replacement word per say. It's just a slang word that replaces saying God.
@shibham (17025)
• India
9 Dec 09
oh i see. thanks for information jenin. take care.
@pipayst (140)
• Philippines
4 Dec 09
It's just habitual. Like not being able to sleep if you can't hear the sound of an AC. But whenever you utter that sentence it's like you're asking looking to something with the highest power there is. Or you could also say "Oh dear..." which means you are looking to the person closest to you for something.
@shibham (17025)
• India
4 Dec 09
hi pipayst. yaah u are right. oh dear is not substitude to oh my good. right? thanks.
@pipayst (140)
• Philippines
4 Dec 09
No no. Let's just say then you're not thinking the same when you say "Oh dear" instead of "Oh my God". It's different for every person. For example there is a fire. One says "Oh dear" and the other says "Oh my God!". The one who said "Oh dear" is calmer than the one who said "Oh my God!".
@shibham (17025)
• India
8 Dec 09
yaah, u are right. thanks for reply.lol
@Reyachan (589)
• Romania
3 Dec 09
You know, I'm very temtped to respond to this with a prank a friend of mine played on me once.He came looking to me, looking very upset. I asked what's wrong, and he said he's very upset, because when he was making love to his girlfriend, she screamed another name than his. I told him to try to talk to her about it and not act rash and asked him if he knew the guy. So he told me it's the same guy as usual, the one that all girls think about when they're with him. I looked very puzzled and he said with a big smurk on his face : they all yell "oh my God" when they are with me. It really made me laugh a lot! I knew him for the prankster type, but i just couldn't believe how perfect he played his part on this one. Now..to answer your question, for some these words are just pure habbit. Though they were initially meant as a short prayer type saying, an invocation of the entity above, it has lost its initial meaning a long time ago. All that's left of the uplifting feeling it was meant to have...is the meaning my friend exposed in such a funny manner. Have a nice da, shibham! :)
• United States
3 Dec 09
Reyachan: Love that story. I think God has a sense of humor and laughs along with us.
@Reyachan (589)
• Romania
3 Dec 09
He most definately has a great sense of humor! Otherwise this world would've been so boring... Glad you like my little story and I'm going to tell my friend he's already a star here in mylot, maybe that will make him join as my refferal, lol :)
@shibham (17025)
• India
4 Dec 09
hi reya. interesting story from your friend. i have enjoyed it. yaah... u are right. they never go the purport of that phrase and just utter as a habitual action. right? just like woow... or oouch..... thanks.
@shibham (17025)
• India
7 Dec 09
hello shibh, how are you? well shibh, i don't use this sentance as habituate, i generaly use the sentance from mind.GOD IS GREAT.
@raisur (423)
• Bangladesh
8 Dec 09
shibham, as you mentioned in http://www.mylot.com/w/discussions/2199946.aspx?p=2#2_20454655, it wasn't posted by you... strange indeed!!!
@shibham (17025)
• India
9 Dec 09
i also know it. but here is an another mylotter in my home who use my laptop. he just wanted to response it through his account but when he submitted it and appeared as my response. it is totaly a technical problem. i asked him are these writings are same that he posted. he said yes. so i have solved the problem but anyway hope technical error will not arise in future. thanks.
• India
9 Dec 09
Well, I have also said this so many times...but fact is that I don't believe in God or some power like that ... Its general thing ..which we just say to express such feelings ...thats all ... Thanks ... :)
@shibham (17025)
• India
16 Dec 09
same to me friend. i am also an atheist. so i never utter this phrase to express anything. thanks for response. have a great day always.
• India
4 Dec 09
ya often i use this sentance oh MY GOd! . For me i used it in two conditions of when i get surprised or listen any bad news which have same meaning but expressions are different. God bless You
@shibham (17025)
• India
8 Dec 09
hi what you usually use when u get shock? or find yourself guilty somewhere? anyway thanks for response. lol
• Canada
4 Dec 09
I utter this sentence ALOT in a day. It's a saying now like "cool" or "sick". It's little brother omg and zomg is even a popular internet euphanism. It's basically just a saying that is so automatically used now where in olden days I'm sure it was just reserved for exclusive moments of severe shock and stuff. Cheers!
@shibham (17025)
• India
4 Dec 09
hahaha... then u are now habituate to utter this phrase. can u get some enthusiasm through it? anyway thanks for response.
@veejay19 (3592)
• India
4 Dec 09
There are many phrases like this which we utter when we are taken aback or surprised or startled by something like "what the heck", "what the devil","Jesus", "Oh sh*t", and of course "O God" etc.Instead of saying other things, by saying O God we are at least reminded of God and by taking his name we receive a quiet blessing even if we say it mechanically. As for me i cannot recall having saud this phrase for quite a long time. I do not need to say it because i am continuously repeating the name of God under my breath all day.
@shibham (17025)
• India
4 Dec 09
hi veejay. oh. u are a farm believer of god. good, but we should not try to be the second AJAMIL of indian mythology. hahaha.. thanks.
@angelajoy (1840)
• Philippines
4 Dec 09
I often say this, but I don't really mean anything by it. For me, it's just an expression. I think many people use it as an expression. I don't really know why it became my expression, but I guess I learned it from other people who keep on saying it.
@shibham (17025)
• India
4 Dec 09
hi, so u are using a meaningless sentance. yaah. it is an expression. ohhh... u followed it from others. thanks.
@maezee (26912)
• United States
3 Dec 09
I don't actually use this phrase too much. But a lot of people use it in EXCESS to say the least! It does slip off the tip of my tongue sometimes, but it's definitely considered by most (except for Christian Extremists) to be part of American Slang; something that no one is intending on hurting anyone by saying. It's socially acceptable.
@shibham (17025)
• India
4 Dec 09
hi maezee. so u want to say it a slip of tongue? i dont think so. we are habituate to use it. american slang? first time i have heard it. is it true? thanks
@PeacefulWmn9 (10424)
• United States
3 Dec 09
Hi Shibham. I don't remember the last time I used the expression, but normally, when I do, it is a way to express surprise, shock, disdain, or disbelief. Karen
@shibham (17025)
• India
4 Dec 09
hi karen. it seems that u react in every situations of life. nice. hahaha...
• India
3 Dec 09
It is nothing but a interjection. I just utter this because of the habit. And I have not used this for more then two month. I want to keep me from such meaningless word. Let me see how must can I do in this.
@shibham (17025)
• India
4 Dec 09
interjection? sure !... can u surely say that u have not used this from two months? yaah. right decision. thanks.
@dragon54u (31298)
• United States
3 Dec 09
I noticed a few years ago how often I was saying that and thought wow, the way I say it and the situations I say it in aren't very respectful. I started saying oh my gosh or oh my goodness or good heavens. I rarely say oh my God anymore unless it's truly a moment of shock, sorrow or great joy.
@shibham (17025)
• India
3 Dec 09
hi dear. nice to meet u here. but u know i never utter this sentance. ususaly i say ouuuch... or woooow... instead of it. hahaha....