- Thanks Gordon! And your FACT originates where? The word is frequently used in Australia, but it did not originate there. According to The Oxford EnglishMessage 1 of 9 , Apr 3, 2013View SourceThanks Gordon! And your "FACT" originates where?
The word is frequently used in Australia, but it did not originate there. According to "The Oxford English Dictionary" [OED] -- the multi-volume, "bible" of the world of etymology -- it is a "swear word," meant to replace the actual name of Jesus. It is used in place of "Christ!" or "For Christ's Sake!"
The first WRITTEN usage was in 1838. Of course, it would have been SPOKEN many years before that time.The word ORIGINATED in Great Britain. The Australians adopted it!
Now that we know another way to use the Lords name in vain we can possibly ask him for forgiveness and more information about Kevin's bike that wont start! :-\Ed J. 2001Triumph Trophy BBBB
On 4/3/2013 3:30 AM, gordon2xbbb wrote:
Crikey...I know for a fact that the word was in use LONG before Mr Irwin came along - though he was instrumental in re-introducing it to the wider world through his wonderful TV Shows. So much better than 'wtf' and OMG in my humble opinion.. Wicked humour btw.. Cheers Gordon 2xBBB Stroud, Gloucestershire, UK --- In TriumphTrophy@yahoogroups.com, "johnm12433" <johmurr@...> wrote:
--- In TriumphTrophy@yahoogroups.com, "gluman3" <1triumphrider@> wrote:
Made popular by our own Steve Irwin of "The Crocodile Hunter" fame. Used in the context of "Crikey, that's a bloody big stingray. Gosh, I hope he doesn't get me." (could also be an example of famous last words but no one knows.) JohnM
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- Ok, to be more precise I should have said that I remember the word Crikey being used LONG before Mr Irwin used it on his TV shows. It is word that originatedMessage 2 of 9 , Apr 4, 2013View SourceOk, to be more precise I should have said that I remember the word 'Crikey' being used LONG before Mr Irwin used it on his TV shows.
It is word that originated in the English language. That other nations on this earth also use English as their language is a matter of historical fact that cannot be disputed.
A living language changes and evolves with time and use - not always for the better.
I'm glad it still works for our purposes here though
Stroud, Gloucestershire, UK
--- In TriumphTrophy@yahoogroups.com, Ed Johnson <edljohnson2@...> wrote:
> Thanks Gordon! And your "FACT" originates where?
> The word is frequently used in Australia, but it did not originate