Letter from: N. Dean Meservy
Re: Oh My Heck, Flippin' Fetch Isn't Really Swearing, Is It?
A recent convert once told me that, in the ears of every non-member
he knew before he joined the Church, "Oh my gosh!" sounded identical to
its worldly counterpart. Because Mormons keep the intonation and
inflection the same as the blasphemous version, many people don't even
notice the slight change of consonant at the end. And those who do
notice think the Mormon is just wanna-be worldly. I can hardly
blame them. Is it really somehow more celestial to be a -sh-ite
than a d-ite?
N. Dean Meservy