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Posted By: Lonesome EJ
03-Apr-07 - 05:56 PM
Thread Name: Folklore: Regional expressions
Subject: RE: Folklore: Regional expressions
An expression I've heard only in Utah is "my hell!", as a way of expressing astonishment or disgruntlement. Some Utahns will even say "my heck" as a means of softening the blow.
When I was a kid, my Mom got a good laugh when I asked her about what life was like when she was a kid "back in the olden days."
Copacetic I have used a number of times, meaning(for me) in agreement, or being on the same page, not necessarily to describe something good or excellent. "She and I disagreed on most Mexican food, but when it came to rellenos we were copacetic".