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Andy Rooney On Cripes:
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DeadCarp    Posted 11-14-2002 at 08:08:04       [Reply]  [No Email]
My wife's from the Midwest. Very nice people there. Very wholesome. They use words like 'Cripes'. 'For Cripe's sake.' Who would that be -- Jesus Cripe's? The son of 'Gosh' of the church of 'Holy Moly'? I'm not making fun of it. You think I wanna burn in 'Heck'?

Ave Maria!!    Posted 11-14-2002 at 09:08:12       [Reply]  [Send Email]
..that would be "Holly Molly" and 'Ay Bendito' would be "For Cripes Sake" here in PR. My husband is from Holland and he's been living in 'America':-) for 13 months, time we've been married. He doesn't speak fluid spanish but he can understand a lot of it and asks questions when he doesn't know the words. He laughs every time I say one of those praise the lord ones, then I ask him 'what are you laughing about?' and he will banter it with a 'it just contagious'...[grin]

DeadCarp    Posted 11-14-2002 at 12:04:32       [Reply]  [No Email]
When my grandad got REALLY frustrated, his worst term was "Holy Ever!" Maybe "Ay Caramba" or something would work -heh heh

I'll tell you what's funny - my brother-in-law has an old habit of saying "Jiminy Frost!" Well, his (now grownup) kids grew up with it, so they are SO tired of that phrase, every time he sez it they're ready to beat their heads against a wall!
I've heard them launch into an hour-long dissertation on the utter stupidty and pointlessness and dorkiness of such a saying - So he teaches it to THEIR kids and it follows them home. I can just picture a little frustrated kid in the living room yelling "Jiminy Frost!" and some bedragled mom throwing her hands up in the kitchen - :)

Darryl (Mo)    Posted 11-14-2002 at 20:20:51       [Reply]  [No Email]
My mother always sounds like Scarlet O'Hara when she's aggravated about something... "Well fiddle dee dee!" Kinda cute in a time when lots of people rely on an extreme potty-mouth to express themselves.

Patria / PR    Posted 11-14-2002 at 12:54:31       [Reply]  [Send Email]
"Ay Caramba" eh? you really are some worldly dude.
I'll copy and paste that "Jimini Frost!" for later reference. Your story brings to my mind this phrase, 'what comes up, must come down' or something :-)

cowgirlj    Posted 11-14-2002 at 08:21:05       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Sheesh, here I thought I was the only one to talk like that.

Scott Hansen    Posted 11-14-2002 at 09:50:11       [Reply]  [Send Email]
That's no frickin' way to talk.

Nu Yolk NY    Posted 11-14-2002 at 10:49:32       [Reply]  [No Email]
That would be "FREAKIN"

Scott Hansen    Posted 11-14-2002 at 13:57:21       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Not hyar in Utahr. Where a crick is a frickin' crick.

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