Posted by ESC on December 19, 2007
In Reply to: Well I swoney posted by Darren on December 19, 2007
: I grew up in North Carolina and my Grandmother used to always say, "Well I swoney". Swoney is probably spelled wrong, but it is rhymes with money. I am very curious about its meaning and upon asking family member (Grandma is dead), they didn't even know what it means. However it isn't just some obscure family jargon, as I have meet others who had heard it but weren't sure either. I always assumed it meant something like I declare or holy cow. Any information or ideas would be much appreciated.
I am from West Virginia and we said that too. It means "I swear." See http://www.phrases.org.uk/bulletin_board/21/messages/436.html