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Lord love a duck!

Posted by Patty on January 10, 2000

In Reply to: Lord love a duck! posted by Bruce Kahl on January 09, 2000

: : 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?