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What does this phrase mean: "Goodness me"?


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What does this phrase mean: "Goodness me"? #1 (permalink) Sun Dec 19, 2004 10:49 am   What does this phrase mean: "Goodness me"?
 

Test No. incompl/elem-34 "Responses (7)", question 3

Jill: 'We've collected thousands of pounds this week for charity.'
Frank: '.........'

(a) Goodness you!
(b) Goodness them!
(c) Goodness us!
(d) Goodness me!

Test No. incompl/elem-34 "Responses (7)", answer 3

Jill: 'We've collected thousands of pounds this week for charity.'
Frank: 'Goodness me!'

Correct answer: (d) Goodness me!

Your answer was: incorrect
Jill: 'We've collected thousands of pounds this week for charity.'
Frank: 'Goodness us!'
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Please explain why I couldn't use "us" in this sentence. I think it must go with "we've..."
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Goodness me #2 (permalink) Sun Dec 19, 2004 16:51 pm   Goodness me
 

It's a fixed expression - it's always goodness me or my goodness no matter how many people are involved.

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What does this phrase mean: "Goodness me"? #3 (permalink) Wed Oct 29, 2008 23:17 pm   What does this phrase mean: "Goodness me"?
 

This expression is used in USA?
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What does this phrase mean: "Goodness me"? #4 (permalink) Wed Nov 05, 2008 5:52 am   What does this phrase mean: "Goodness me"?
 

Sure.

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What does this phrase mean: "Goodness me"? #5 (permalink) Thu Mar 19, 2009 15:30 pm   What does this phrase mean: "Goodness me"?
 

Plase explain:,, goodness me'' and ''my goodness''? They are mean the same?
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What does this phrase mean: "Goodness me"? #6 (permalink) Thu Mar 19, 2009 17:04 pm   What does this phrase mean: "Goodness me"?
 

So, what does it mean? Goodness me?
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What does this phrase mean: "Goodness me"? #7 (permalink) Thu Mar 19, 2009 21:17 pm   What does this phrase mean: "Goodness me"?
 

'Goodness' is often just a more benign was of saying 'God'.

All these expressions, 'goodness me', 'Thank goodness/thank heavens', 'goodness gracious', 'gracious me', 'my goodness/gracious', and more are all references to heaven and God. Since some people believe that you should not use God's name in vain, these various euphemisms are substituted for the stronger versions of 'thank God', 'my God', 'good God', etc.

I suspect the form 'goodness me' is an archaic construction form for some reason we still retain.
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What does this phrase mean: "Goodness me"? #8 (permalink) Fri Mar 20, 2009 7:38 am   What does this phrase mean: "Goodness me"?
 

2 Skrej: Thanks a lot :)
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What does this phrase mean: "Goodness me"? #9 (permalink) Fri Jul 31, 2009 21:48 pm   What does this phrase mean: "Goodness me"?
 

Gooness me means God with me?
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What does this phrase mean: "Goodness me"? #10 (permalink) Fri Jul 31, 2009 23:42 pm   What does this phrase mean: "Goodness me"?
 

you will select goodness us because the subject is (we)
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What does this phrase mean: "Goodness me"? #11 (permalink) Mon May 17, 2010 20:08 pm   What does this phrase mean: "Goodness me"?
 

Goodness' is used in a number of expressions. We say Goodness (me)! To show that we are surprised. Thank goodness expresses happiness and relief.
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What does this phrase mean: "Goodness me"? #12 (permalink) Fri May 20, 2011 7:46 am   What does this phrase mean: "Goodness me"?
 

hello sir,
why not " goodness us ".please explain.
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What does this phrase mean: "Goodness me"? #13 (permalink) Fri May 20, 2011 7:54 am   What does this phrase mean: "Goodness me"?
 

It simply isn't uused with anything other than the first person, Angelmgr.
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What does this phrase mean: "Goodness me"? #14 (permalink) Tue Jul 05, 2011 3:04 am   What does this phrase mean: "Goodness me"?
 

Hello Torsten,Alan Townend and all the forum users.

If we put these words 'Goodness me'.It will only for a single person.But it is said that more than 2 people have collected thousand pounds this week for charity,then why can't it be 'Goodness them'

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What does this phrase mean: "Goodness me"? #15 (permalink) Tue Jul 05, 2011 5:41 am   What does this phrase mean: "Goodness me"?
 

Hi there,i think the expression 'goodness me' sounds good here.
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