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  • Used typically in 19th century euphemistic expressions in the US, an example being "Landy me!" meaning "Lord bless me!". In Sarah Orne Jewitt's short story "A Winter Courtship" we read '"Landy me!" exclaimed the affronted driver.' Similarly the word "Land" is commonly found to replace a basphemous "Lord" in expressions such as "Good Land!"

    February 9, 2010