Thank You for Hell


There are some things we know about Hell and some things other folks would like us to believe about Hell.

We use Hell in our language as though we have been to Hell and back, as though we know all about it.

But what we really know is that it serves a purpose in our language when other words just will not do.


Some Examples:

Mad as Hell

A living Hell

Go to Hell

Aw Hell, Matilda…

Hell of a lot

To Hell with it

Hell hath no fury like…

Hell’s Bells

Hell on Earth

Going to Hell in a hand basket

Hells Kitchen

Hell, Michigan and Hell, Norway

Who the Hell took my…

What in Hell’s name…?

Farmer in the Hell (oh wait, that ain’t right)

Hell’s Angels

From the gates of Hell

Hot as Hell

Hell O Kitty

Where the Hell is Waldo

Like a bat outta Hell

Highway to Hell

Hell Hole

What the Hell happened to Baby Jane

Raising Hell

Give ‘em Hell

Hell money ( from China —and I don’t think this is a coincidence, considering our national economics these days)



The only thing I know for sure about this mysterious place that provides cult leaders with a tool to scare the bejeezus out of average folks is…


In Hell, there are no cupcakes.


~ by leakelley on April 24, 2008.

2 Responses to “Thank You for Hell”

  1. Remember that, due to the lake of molten sulfur, in Hell no one can smell you fart.

  2. “Hell is for Children” Pat Benatar.
    I don’t know what she was thinking when she sang that one, but “Come Hell or High Water” has always been my answer when asked if I will buy a pink shirt!!!

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