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Where did the word originate



Logan Lawson

English, that is, modern English, the way we know it has its origins from German, Scandinavian, Celtic, Greek and Latin. The Bible explanation of the origin of multiple human languages is provided in Genesis 11:1-9

First "by" means passing from one to another, as in "Day by day." So "By-the-by" is passing from main subject to a by or 2nd one.

Gosh was first seen in 1757 as altered pronunciation of God. It probably came from the oath "by gosse" in the mid-16the century.

Shakespeare is first recorded as using it, in Macbeth, when the character McDuff hears that his whole family has been murdered.

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