Cross your Heart and Hope to Die?

“Sometimes swearing-lite sounds like this, ‘Cross my heart and hope to die.’ Everytime I hear that, I think, ‘Really? Death?? Do you really hope to die if this doesn’t come true?’ ...because when you swear like this or by the name of something or someone greater than yourself, you’re essentially inviting this thing or person to be a witness to the truthfulness of your statement or to avenge it if it’s a lie.” - Segun Aiyegbusi