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How about the wword "tarnation"?  Used like this, What is tarnation have you been doing?

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Peace. Love. Tolerance. Forgiveness. 

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reminds me of another:  don't get your knickers in a knot

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My baby sitter used to say put on your britches or duds.

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I still say "Let's drive up to the icehouse." Of course they are convenience stores now.

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When in a snit, she would stand with arms akimbo ! My sister and I love those two... and , yes, I still put things in the icebox and go marketing for food in my automobile.

 

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d an English teach in junior high who said, "Oh, pshaw!" when frustrated or irritated.  My parents also used to use dungarees for jeans. 

Other phrases:

Sweet patootie

skeedaddle

flat as a fritter

rough as a cob

pish-tosh

 

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@ASTRAEA

Wow, thanks for jogging my 78 year old memory. You are definitely right about using it to voice frustration over something. 

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@SassiLady - I remember "Oh, for crying out loud!" as an expression of frustration .. like when something goes awry. For example, a light bulb burns out, and you unscrew to replace it .. but the metal base of the bulb is stuck in the socket & only the glass part comes out .. but it still partially attached. "Oh for crying out loud .. I just wanted to change the light bulb, and now I have another project getting the base of the bulb out! Smiley Sad "


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Trying to think of things that you don't hear anymore and I can remember saying "oh for crying out loud" and have no idea where it came from though I know I used it many times when one of my children would pester me about something, I think I would follow it with "shut up or stop already".

Does anyone remember saying or hearing this phrase?

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