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Old Feb 1, '06, 6:19 pm
punisherthunder punisherthunder is offline
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Default Judas Priest

Is saying "Judas Priest" a profanity? Does anyone know where this saying came from?
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Old Feb 1, '06, 6:50 pm
Le Cracquere Le Cracquere is offline
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I've heard some old-timers use it occasionally. It's a substitution for "Jesus Christ" used as an expletive, much as the expressions "chickendirt" and "son-of-a-gun" arose as marginally polite stand-ins for the more R-rated equivalents. Also the name of a 1970s and '80s heavy-metal band, the grooves of whose albums I wore out as a lad.

I don't recommend "Judas Priest" as even a substitutionary expletive: a second-order version of using our Lord's name in vain is too close to the real thing for my taste. Also, see the reference to "old-timers" above: if there's anything worse than risking blasphemy, it's risking being a blasphemous fogey.
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Old Feb 2, '06, 9:08 am
sadie2723 sadie2723 is offline
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Default Re: Judas Priest

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I've heard some old-timers use it occasionally. It's a substitution for "Jesus Christ" used as an expletive, much as the expressions "chickendirt" and "son-of-a-gun" arose as marginally polite stand-ins for the more R-rated equivalents. Also the name of a 1970s and '80s heavy-metal band, the grooves of whose albums I wore out as a lad.

I don't recommend "Judas Priest" as even a substitutionary expletive: a second-order version of using our Lord's name in vain is too close to the real thing for my taste. Also, see the reference to "old-timers" above: if there's anything worse than risking blasphemy, it's risking being a blasphemous fogey.

I thought that it had something to do with an English speed metal band that was big in the 80's....Thanks.

Brad
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