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!)
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. [ June 19, 2006: Message edited by: Ryan McGuire ]
"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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