Thank god......the expression analysis
September 27, 2017 4:35am CST
Ok..when something happens that we are pleased or relieved about... We say "thank god"...now that is so childish..it is like elders telling a child thank god. Under normal circumstances should it be interpreted as the person experiencing that relief asking others to thank god for whatever is the good thing that happened? That sounds ominous...I mean, it is like, you thank god, for this, otherwise, I would have given you a hard punch on your nose... Hmmm..I don't mind thanking god ..saves my bank balance.
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We use a lot of words and expressions which are only a manner of speaking but not always meant literally. This is the same in all languages. They make conversations flow smoothly. If you try to get to the bottom of everything people say, you won't get far in a discussion.
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@Corbin5 .. why do we then eat away "you" between "thank" and "god". I think we continue to ape our parents..they told us to thank god, when something good happened, so we tell ourselves the instructions of our parents ..like split personality..lol
@vandana7 its not only the case, for example you are standing in front of the road and a speeding almost hit you, you say "thank God", its not really a dire consequences another example is when someone win sports game, he/she will express "thank God." and when I lay down my back in my bed at night and go to sleep I will say "thank God" for the day. It was not an ominous, I believe.