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What are those handles in the back of your car above the door called?

We always called those handles in the back seat "Oh Shit' bars because when you grab them you are usually saying "OH SHIT" due to someones driving... When I met my husband he laughed at me and said they are called "JC Bars." I didn't get it at first, but then he explained that they are JC Bars because JC stands for Jesus Christ and you are usually praying for your life at that point in a car ride.

Now, he's Christian and sees nothing wrong with this terminology.
I am Pagan and feel it's hightly disrespectful.

What do you girls think?

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SabrinaMBowen

Asked by SabrinaMBowen at 7:07 PM on Jun. 14, 2009 in Religion & Beliefs

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  • That's what I call them! I'm Christian. I don't actually SAY "OH SHIT" though, but that's what we've always called them.
    TheDiva320

    Answer by TheDiva320 at 7:10 PM on Jun. 14, 2009

  • There oh shit handles.
    pagirl71

    Answer by pagirl71 at 7:11 PM on Jun. 14, 2009

  • Hail Mary! Like when you throw a ball and say a Hail Mary it all works out!
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:13 PM on Jun. 14, 2009

  • I think both are bad usages of the English language around kids. I call it by it's proper name. It is a grab handle, BTW.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:13 PM on Jun. 14, 2009

  • I have always called them oh shit handles. I don't like the JC handles thing because that would be a way of me admitting that he has any control of what happens in my life, which I don't believe he does.
    -Ashley
    spiritguide_23

    Answer by spiritguide_23 at 7:16 PM on Jun. 14, 2009

  • I've never heard them called anything at all! You learn something every day!
    Freela

    Answer by Freela at 7:22 PM on Jun. 14, 2009

  • But do you feel that calling them JC Bars is disrespectful?
    SabrinaMBowen

    Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 7:26 PM on Jun. 14, 2009

  • Yes, I believe that taking the Lord's name in vain is disrespectful.
    sheriskidmore

    Answer by sheriskidmore at 7:34 PM on Jun. 14, 2009

  • lmao.. I call them "oh shit handles" too.. I dont' know if it's be disrespectful though.
    xxhazeldovexx

    Answer by xxhazeldovexx at 7:35 PM on Jun. 14, 2009

  • the JC handles anyways.. I wouldn't assume so.. because your not taking his name in vain really.. your more praying for your life..
    xxhazeldovexx

    Answer by xxhazeldovexx at 7:35 PM on Jun. 14, 2009

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