Sunday, March 23, 2014
What's in a Name?
A Limerick after hearing (or exclaiming himself), "Gadzooks!"
This archaic mild oath is thought to originate in the mid seventeenth century from "God's Hooks", a reference to the nails which held Christ to the cross. Perhaps the Vicar made this exclamation when Little Zooks passed over the rectory.
The image shown above is available as a print from the Edward Gorey House.