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Chris -- 2011-03-08
‘Gobsmacked,’ literally, ‘struck in the mouth,’ is a colloquialism for utter surprise. ‘Godsmacked,’ struck by God, is a reasonable substitute. About 1000 ghits:
He said,”Mum, I’ma trained killer!” I was just Godsmacked by what he said!
Terence Knapp, second from left, said he was “godsmacked” (surprised and touched)by the elaborate retirement party …
Benson Kamau Ngugi, Chairman of the Board of Private Schools in Naivasha,
writes, “We are absolutely godsmacked with your email …
Also I am godsmacked that they want Rooney after signing Saha last year and Smith this year.
I looked at my watch and was completely Godsmacked.