Posted by James Briggs on August 06, 2001
In Reply to: Origin please posted by Great Scott on August 06, 2001
: Why people make that statement in certain situations.
Great Scott! is an expression of surprise, wonder or admiration. The Scott here is probably the US general Winfield-Scott (1786-1866) who was popular after his victorious campaign against the Mexicans in 1847.
- Crackpot gc h 08/28/01