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Re: Well, I swan

Posted by ESC on June 22, 2010 at 12:02

In Reply to: Well, I swan posted by Gary Martin on June 22, 2010 at 10:25:

: Is 'I swan' an American phrase? I've come across it in US literature a couple of times recently but have not heard it before it the UK.

Yep. References say it stands for "I swear." I (born and raised in West Virginia) use it myself occasionally.