Ronald Jesionowski
Ronald Jesionowski voted up Rooster Cogburn's answer

From Wiktionary : Recorded from 1803 with uncertain origin, but possibly a euphemism for Holy Mary, with Mackerel being a nickname for Catholics because they ate the fish on Fridays. Another suggested explanation is the practice of selling mackerel on Sundays in the seventeenth century (because its quality deteriorates rapidly), so it was known as … Read more

Ronald Jesionowski
Ronald Jesionowski voted up Ray Dart's answer

I thought this was an interesting question, so I tried to research it. There appear to be many explanations, but the most likely seems to be a first letter substitution. In the same way that my mum used to say "Oh sugar!" because she wouldn't use the "sh" word in front of us.

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Ronald Jesionowski
Ronald Jesionowski voted up Dark Majinn's answer

No. Unfortunately it is one of my "Flaws" . . . A commitment is honor bound and if you do not have your word from one to another, then you lose a great value as an individual . . .

I had volunteered to dress up as the "Soup Nazi" (From Seinfeld) to dish out … Read more