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I think it's similar to 'my gosh' in the US, a variant
of something that one shouldn't really say.
At 10:24 04/02/04 -0800, Dan Barrowman wrote:
>I have a question about an expression I heard while in
>Switzerland (Zurich) with my wife. Mostly, I guess you
>would say it's used in 'vain' or for cursing :-). It
>was 'Gottfried Stotts' or something like that? I'm
>just curious, is this a person's name and what's the
>history behind it? I asked my wife's family (and my
>wife) and they didn't know.
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