[Ads-l] Awe-dropping revisited?

W Brewer brewerwa at GMAIL.COM
Thu Mar 16 22:47:02 EDT 2017


WB:  <Awe, shucks!> (also sp. <aw-shucks  aw shucks, aw, shucks>). Less
frequent variant, <Ah, shucks!>.  (Cf. Ah/Oh/?Aw sh*t!)  (Try
slot&filler: A/E/I/O/U, & sometimes Y shi*t. Never mind.)

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