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#1 2005-11-22 20:03:00

klakritz
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From: Winchester Massachusetts
Registered: 2005-10-25
Posts: 674

'godsmacked' for 'gobsmacked'

‘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!
www.motherearthnews.com/forums/topic. asp?whichpage=-1&TOPIC_ID=7331&REPLY_ID=87761

Terence Knapp, second from left, said he was “godsmacked” (surprised and touched)by the elaborate retirement party …
starbulletin.com/2005/05/30/features/berger.html

Benson Kamau Ngugi, Chairman of the Board of Private Schools in Naivasha,
writes, “We are absolutely godsmacked with your email …
www.weiady.org/update/previous_update_95.htm

Also I am godsmacked that they want Rooney after signing Saha last year and Smith this year.
www.bookiebusters.net/discus/ messages/772/13233.html?1094256392

I looked at my watch and was completely Godsmacked.
www.malesurvivor.org/cgi-local/ ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic;f=26;t=000255

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