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Michael Matola
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I know it's been around awhile, but I've seen it a bunch of times in just the past few days. (For example: Did you hear? Security escorted that batshit-crazy woman from the help desk out of the building this morning!)

Makes me smile. Encourage its use.
Stan James
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Let's highjack this for any unsual expressions.

One high school friend often exclaimed (loudly) "Christ Shit Howdy!" I'm still mystified.


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Bear Bibeault
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I suspect it may be a New England thing to use the term "wicked" to mean "very".

For example, "he's wicked smart!" or "that's wicked cool!".

When I use such an expression here in Texas, people look at me like I'm wicked batshit-crazy.


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Jeff Albertson
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Long ago I remember people using the term "apeshit":

I don't know what happened. One minute he was fine, the next minute he went apeshit and started trashing the place.

Haven't heard that word used in a long time.

On another simian scat note, one of my favorite songs has the lines:

Like a monkey that lives in the zoo
I have a bad day, I throw my shit at you

Oh, yeah...
Stan James
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Oh, and I knew a trombone player who always said "I feel like I was shot at and missed, shit at and hit." Lemme know if you know Louie.
Ryan McGuire
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Originally posted by Stan James:
Let's highjack this for any unsual expressions.

One high school friend often exclaimed (loudly) "Christ Shit Howdy!" I'm still mystified.


Light exclamations from a few years ago: "Boy howdy" and "Wee doggy". A friend of mine tried to get people to start using "Gee yummy," but it never caught on.

A couple months ago I half heard someone use "<something> Jesus on a stick!". I tried to use that recently in an exclamation-worthy situation, but couldn't remember "on a stick" quickly enough. The best I could come up with in real time was "Holy Jesus in a Speedo!"

I may have to use that more often.
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Ganpi Srinivasan
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how abt holy moly guacamole??
Stan James
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"Weee Doggies" is actually "Weellll, doggies" from the old Beverly Hillbillies. It's a goodie either way.

I knew somebody who said "Christ on a crutch!" all the time. Then I saw a toy Tigger on a tricycle in a store window and thought that sounded even better: "Tigger on a trike!" It hasn't caught on outside my family.

Stephen King makes these things up right & left. He has to. I can't believe he collects them from real people.
 
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