Lord love a duck!

Posted by Janet Stanek on October 23, 2001

In Reply to: Lord love a duck! posted by Patty on January 10, 19100

:I was never sure what it meant, but I love the movie with Roddy McDowell & Tuesday Weld. I am 38 yrs old & have always liked the late 60's early 70's movies. Check that movie out if you get a chance. It's on VHS. Bye....Janet
: : : I have relatives who on occasion exclaim "Lord love a duck!" But I'm not sure what is meant by it. Does anyone know this one?

: : : Also, does anyone have any idea where it comes from?

: : It is an exclamation in the "boy, oh, boy" or "wowee" vein.
: : I have no idea as to it's derivation.

: : There was a 1966 or so film starring Roddy McDowall, Tuesday Weld, Lola Albright, Ruth Gordon and Harvey Korman named "Lord Love A Duck", a way out off-beat comedy that lampooned the 60s Southern California teen culture.

: Is it - or can it be - positive, negative, or neutral?