What does "Judas Priest" mean? Besides being the name of a bitchin' heavy-metal band, it was something my grampa used to exclaim every time the hated Philadelphia Phillies scored a run against the Giants. Was gramps ahead of his time musically, or did the band rip him off?
The truly great cusswords span the generations, don’t they? The answer to your question is none of the above. Gramps was just trying not to scandalize grandma. “Judas Priest” is a blasphemous-sounding but meaningless euphemism for “Jesus Christ.”
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