for goodness’ sakes vs for goodness’ sake : Common Errors in English

About for goodness’ sakes vs for goodness’ sake

Picky folks point out that since the mild expletive “for goodness’ sake” is a euphemism for “for God’s sake” the second word should not be pluralized to “sakes”; but heavens to Betsy, if little things like that are going to bother you, you’ll have your dander up all the time.

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