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24-10-2013, 10:28 PM
What is the H for?
Jesus H Christ?? I have never heard of this until I joined TTA forum. What is the h for?
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25-10-2013, 12:07 AM
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I was indoctrinated to believe it was Hector?

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25-10-2013, 12:08 AM
RE: What is the H for?
(25-10-2013 12:07 AM)evenheathen Wrote:  I was indoctrinated to believe it was Hector?

Seriously? Why have I never heard of this? What denomination believes in Jesus Hectir Christ?
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25-10-2013, 12:24 AM
RE: What is the H for?
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jesus_H._Christ

Quote:While many explanations have been proposed, some serious and some not, the most widely accepted derivation is from the divine monogram of Christian symbolism. The symbol, derived from the first three letters of the Greek name of Jesus ( Ἰησοῦς), is transliterated iota-eta-sigma: IHS, ΙΗϹ (with lunate sigma), JHS or JHC. Since the transliteration IHS gave rise to the backronym Iesus Hominum Salvator (Latin for "Jesus, savior of men"), it is plausible that JHC similarly led to Jesus Harold Christ,[6] Harold coming from the mispronunciation of the word "hallowed" of the Lord's Prayer: "Our Father who art in heaven hallowed be thy name."

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25-10-2013, 12:28 AM
RE: What is the H for?
(25-10-2013 12:24 AM)morondog Wrote:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jesus_H._Christ

Quote:While many explanations have been proposed, some serious and some not, the most widely accepted derivation is from the divine monogram of Christian symbolism. The symbol, derived from the first three letters of the Greek name of Jesus ( Ἰησοῦς), is transliterated iota-eta-sigma: IHS, ΙΗϹ (with lunate sigma), JHS or JHC. Since the transliteration IHS gave rise to the backronym Iesus Hominum Salvator (Latin for "Jesus, savior of men"), it is plausible that JHC similarly led to Jesus Harold Christ,[6] Harold coming from the mispronunciation of the word "hallowed" of the Lord's Prayer: "Our Father who art in heaven hallowed be thy name."

Interesting. I wonder why I never heard of Jesus H. Christ when I was a Christian. Very odd.
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25-10-2013, 12:32 AM
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Nah, I'm pretty sure he was Latin. I'll have to check wiki again.....

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25-10-2013, 12:32 AM
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(25-10-2013 12:28 AM)LostandInsecure Wrote:  
(25-10-2013 12:24 AM)morondog Wrote:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jesus_H._Christ

Interesting. I wonder why I never heard of Jesus H. Christ when I was a Christian. Very odd.

I can only speak for the UK here (or my experience) but I think it is generally only used as a profanity hence why you would not have heard it as a Christian.
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25-10-2013, 12:37 AM
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(25-10-2013 12:32 AM)englishrose Wrote:  
(25-10-2013 12:28 AM)LostandInsecure Wrote:  Interesting. I wonder why I never heard of Jesus H. Christ when I was a Christian. Very odd.

I can only speak for the UK here (or my experience) but I think it is generally only used as a profanity hence why you would not have heard it as a Christian.
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Oh ok. Yea we didn't study much profanity!

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25-10-2013, 01:55 AM
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I was always under the impression it didn't stand for anything.
It was sort of just added because Jesus Christ wasn't enough to express the level of discomfort one is suffering and so an H was added as a sort of emphasis. Much how like fuck is used. Fuck itself is a pretty meaningless word but it's used as a sort of filler word to add emphasis.

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25-10-2013, 01:59 AM
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(25-10-2013 01:55 AM)earmuffs Wrote:  I was always under the impression it didn't stand for anything.
It was sort of just added because Jesus Christ wasn't enough to express the level of discomfort one is suffering and so an H was added as a sort of emphasis. Much how like fuck is used. Fuck itself is a pretty meaningless word but it's used as a sort of filler word to add emphasis.

So you are confirming that it's just a profanity?
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