Odd Question

Lesa Dill lesa.dill at WKU.EDU
Mon Oct 28 14:04:29 UTC 2002

That one I know--except I heard swany.  It's a euphemism for I swear, usually
used by those whose religious beliefs look down on swearing.  That is, saying
"I swear."  Other swearing was still used liberally at least "in my parts."

Lesa Dill

Hollie B wrote:

> Hi,
> Also, another thing I hear from mostly my grandmother
> and great grandmother is "I swan."  I've found myself
> saying this.  Just wondering if anyone could tell me
> about this one, also.
> Thanks,
> Annie Bush
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