Posted by Smokey Stover on July 01, 2006
In Reply to: Good Gawd Nighlanders! posted by Chris on June 30, 2006
: Good Gawd Nighlanders!
: This isn't really a question, it's just me sharing with you....
: My old nan used the above phrase a lot when she was cross or "flummoxed" (confused) by something - I think "good Gawd Nighlanders" meant "good God!".
: It took me years before it dawned on me that it was supposed to be "good Gordon Highlanders" - a famous regiment from her younger days.
: Another one of her "swearing-without-swearing" sayings was "blamn and dast!" - I'll let you work out what that one was....
Damn and blast! remains reasonably popular. At least with me. I don't think it is popular enough to make any headway as a Spoonerism, however.