Linda is our host for SoCS. Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “golly gee.” Use “golly gee” or another interjection that displays the same sentiment in your post. Enjoy!
When I first saw this prompt, my brain went immediately to Gomer Pyle. As a kid I loved to watch “The Andy Griffith Show.” The television show was set in a small town in North Carolina. As a kid, I thought the people were sweet, but simple. Gomer Pyle was the funniest character to me. I wasn’t impressed with Otis, the town drunk, but Gomer always made me laugh.
I have never been one to use a term like Golly Gee in any natural conversation. Now, if I am mimicking a reaction to what someone says, I just might say that.
The term reminds me of others I have heard. Jumpin’ Jehoshaphats and Great Balls of Fire come to mind. I remember when I first heard someone say Cheese and Crackers for JC. It was a new one for me.
Now my bird walk. I remember when teaching my ESL students about idioms and phrases that didn’t mean what they said. It was difficult for the kids when I had no other way to explain something. I can’t even imagine trying to explain Golly Gee to a non-English speaking child.
I cheated to see if I could find Gomer saying Golly Gee. I guess he didn’t actually say that. He was more into Gall-lee.