"Where's the got-dang channel changer?  Jiminy Christmas!"

This is something that my stepdad said a lot when I was growing up.  From running around my town at my friends houses, being around their dads and my own, I came to realize that a linguistic phenomenon takes place in nearly every household I visited: everyone's dad had their own language.  I call them 'dadisms'.

Here are a few dadisms my stepdad, Clyde, came up with

Channel changer instead of remote

Jiminy Christmas instead of Jesus Christ

Ding-dong instead of any number of more vulgar things he might have wanted to call someone.  Usually it took the place of "idiot" or "jackass".

Got-dang instead of...eh you get the picture.

What dadisms did you grow up with?  If you're a dad, what dadisms do you use?

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The only word I can remember is Clicker for TV Remote (that's what I call it too) But he always would use an extremely heavy "Pittsburghese" accent when he was trying to be funny.  Anyone from Pittsburgh or has friends/family from there knows just what I am talking about... especially if you have ever heard the Pants N'at skits on WDVE


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