Why do we say for God’s sake?

What does the saying for God’s sake mean?

for God’s sake

An exclamation of anger, surprise, or impatience.

Is saying for God sake rude?

At least in my linguistic “universe”, “For God’s sake” is not really “offensive”. It’s simply a strong, intensifying expression. The same is true of the lesser used “For the sake of God”. (These two expressions, by the way, are not exactly “equal”…..they each have their own nuances.)

Is it for God sake or for God’s sake?

Since God here is essentially a name, the first letter should be capitalized. The sake belongs to God, so God should be in the possessive form: God’s. And because we’re talking about just one god, there is only one sake.

What can I say instead of God’s sake?

What is another word for for God’s sake?

for Christ’s sake for crying out loud
for goodness’ sake for heaven’s sake
for Pete’s sake for Goddess’s sake
for pity’s sake oh no
honestly Christ almighty

What is the meaning of for the sake of?

Out of consideration or regard for a person or thing; for someone’s or something’s advantage or good. For example, For Jill’s sake we did not serve meat, or We have to stop fighting for the sake of family unity. [ Early 1200s] 2. For the purpose or motive of, as in You like to quarrel only for the sake of an argument. …

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Is for gods sake swearing?

Many people do not like the expression “For God’s Sake” because it takes the name of God in vain. This means that it is almost like a curse word and some Christians do not like this.

Is for Christ’s sake blasphemy?

for Christ’s sake!

(colloquial, blasphemy) Used to express surprise, contempt, outrage, disgust, boredom, frustration.

Is God sake one word?

Given this, God’s sake, god sake, and god sakes all are correct. The odd man out (gods sake) is wrong because God is not capitalized and the apostrophe is skipped.

How do we use God sake?

For-god-s-sake sentence example

  1. Get me something to eat, for God’s sake! …
  2. Someone broke into her place for god’s sake! …
  3. She’s only four months old, for God’s sake! …
  4. I mean, we’re siccing the police after someone Howie saw in… a vision, for God’s sake! …
  5. That’s not something I can ask my mother, for god’s sake!

Where did the phrase for heavens sake come from?

“For heaven’s sake” dates at least from the nineteenth century. “For Pete’s sake” appeared in Dialect Notes in 1924. “For pity’s sake” dates from the sixteenth century; Michael Drayton used it in one of his Idea sonnets of 1593: “Rebate thy spleen, if but for pities sake!” See also for the love of Mike/Pete/God.