Posted by ESC on August 16, 2001
In Reply to: Well, I swanee... posted by Teresa on August 16, 2001
: I'm sure must be old Southern saying...don't even remember when I first heard it, but recently said it to a friend and have been trying to find origins since. Any help appreciated.
"SWAN -- A form of 'swear,' as in 'I swan!'" From "Mountain Range: A Dictionary of Expressions from Appalachian to the Ozarks" by Robert Hendrickson (Facts on File, New York, N.Y., 1997).