Is “what on earth” still commonly used in real life? Is there any alternative that is not cursing or obscene?
I'm a non-native speaker. When I was at school, we were taught that "on earth" is used for emphasis in questions such as: What on earth are you talking about? However, from my experience ...
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In a children's story I was reading the other day, one of the characters said "Land Sakes" ...from the context of the story, it must be to indicate they are surprised? It was completely ...
I noticed the following phrase used in another question: Is this a common idiom? If so, what in hejudas inspired such a phrasing? Obviously, this is similar to the phrases “what in hell” or ...
Where does the phrase "holy crap on a cracker" come from?
What is the origin of holy smoke? To what is holy smoke referring?