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    #1

    Jeepers!

    Hi,
    I'd like to know what this exclamation mean: Jeepers!

    Thanks

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    Re: Jeepers!

    Quote Originally Posted by ripley View Post
    Hi,
    I'd like to know what this exclamation mean: Jeepers!

    Thanks
    It's an exclamation of surprise or shock. I think it possibly came about as a rhyming alternative to "Jesus" which is used a lot. Some religious people are offended by the use of that word so other words turn up as very similar-sounding alternatives.

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    Re: Jeepers!

    Quote Originally Posted by ripley View Post
    Hi,
    I'd like to know what this exclamation mean: Jeepers!

    Thanks
    It's a somewhat dated expression of surprise or pleasure. It was originally a euphemistic form of 'Jesus'.

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