Posted by R. Berg on January 25, 2001
In Reply to: Mergatroyd posted by Nancy Taylor on January 25, 2001
: Can you tell me if this the correct spelling of Mergatroyd? What does "Heavens To Mergatroyd" mean?
The correct spelling is Murgatroyd. As far as I know, "heavens to Murgatroyd" means the same thing as "heavens to Betsy"-that is, very little. It's just an exclamation of surprise like "Goodness gracious!"