Wednesday, July 29, 2009

on a lighter note

I heard Gemma say "Damn it!" the other day. Must watch my language! I have to fully admit that I am not alwas PG. Better start saying Fudgesicles! Schneikes! Darn it! Oopsadaisy! and one my Mom and Dad said "Heavens to Mergatroid!" My Dad said it comes from his Father. But looked it up on-line and it's actual origin is:

A humorous alteration of the idiom "heavens to betsy." Popularized by the '60s cartoon character Snagglepuss, who was a regular on the Yogi Bear Show. "Murgatroid" is sometimes spelled "murgatroyd" or "mergatroid." (from

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