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Mama's Sayings

Unusual sayings I remember from Mama (we were never allowed to use euphemisms like "gosh" or "darn")

If she were exasperated:
"My cow!"

And if it were really bad
"My cattle and sheep!"

"By cracky!"
(for determination.."by cracky, I will get it done!")

Also we never said "butt." I understand it's short for "buttocks," which is anatomically correct, but our descriptions were limited to "rear" or "behind" or "bottom", or, worst of all, "hiney". I sill have trouble saying anything else, though it's OK if others do.