During the 1960's, before I was born by the way, Batman and Robin entertained with episodes of a crime fighting duo battling the evil forces of penguin and the joker. Each episode usually contained Robin exclaiming to Batman his evaluation of a situation with a "holy" type saying. Just google it and you will find plenty of them.
In the 1980's the "holy - fill in the blank" exclamations resurfaced. During this time I was a teenager and it seemed harmless enough to use the expression. Even some very famous baseball announcers used it when calling a game.
However this week I have changed the way I look and attribute the word holy. Often times, I find myself at a loss for words to describe the wonderful, tremendous, awesome God that I serve. Words just don't seem adequate. Whether it be in times of worship or when just trying to rightly express my thoughts and love toward him, I find myself speechless.
I began to think on the scriptures like Isaiah 6:3 and Revelation 4:8. Out of all the attributes of God, those gathered around His throne proclaim "Holy, holy, holy, is the Lord God Almighty." They could say, "You're righteous", because he is; or "You're faithful", He's that too; or "You're loving", because God is love. But they proclaim "Holy is the Lord God Almighty".
Which leads me to this change in my own vocabulary - I will do my very best to ascribe holy to one and only one, the God of my salvation. When my words are not enough to rightly express how I feel, I will join with all of heaven proclaiming "He is Holy!!"