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20 -- 20/20 hindsight
having a better understanding of the way something should have been done after it has already occurred

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Come again? Huh? Say that again? Say what? What? What did you say?

Is what you said really true?                                     


Teddy:  I heard there’s a way we can get free tickets for the soccer game. 

Ernie:  Say what?  If it's true, that's cherry!

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doohickey, thingamabob, thingamajig, thingamajiggy, thingy, whatchamacallit,

said when you don't know what an object is called -- Do you have any idea how to use this new thingamajig?


Fran: We need a ....what's that called ... that whatchamacallit?

Paul: It's called a screwdriver, silly.

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amazing, crazy good, delightful, excellent, fab (shortened), fabulous, fantabulous, fantastic, marvelous, mind-blowing, outstanding, perfect, spectacular, stupendous, super, super great, wonderful,

really great -- It was a spectacular day.  We went to Universal Studios and then we had a nice dinner in Hollywood.

wow (negative)

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ay ay ay (Spanish), for cryin’ out loud, gee, gee whiz, geez Louise, good grief, goodness gracious, gosh, gosh darn it, man, my heavens, my oh my, oh man, me oh my, oh dear, oh my, oh my word, oh no, oh well, oh wow, oooh, ooph, oy ve, shucks, son of a gun, yikes,

a reaction for when you don't like something or something is going on that's not so good --  Dad:  Gosh honey … I really don’t want you to drive in the fog.  You just got your license and I'd rather you get more experience.  I'll take you to school.

wow (positive or negative)

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flabbergasted, gee, gee whiz, 'go lly', golly gee, goodness gracious, gosh, holy cow, holy guacamole, holy moly, holy smokes, imagine that, incredible, me oh my, my my, my goodness, my oh my, oh boy, oh my, oh my God, oh my goodness, oh my gosh, oh wow, oowee, wow, wowzers, yow, yowza,

a reaction for when you like or don't like something -- Oh my goodness!  My dad said he would pay for my whole trip to Europe!  (or)  Goodness gracious!  That's too much money. Can we get it any cheaper?