Gobsmacked… G of A to Z Challenge



adj [British Informal] (1980s) gob|smacked: utterly astonished; astounded ~ Oxford Dictionaries Online

You can hear the pronunciation here.

I could push that button over and over again.

And I did.

From The Best of British Slang:

Gobsmacked – Amazed. Your gob is your mouth and if you smack your gob, it would be out of amazement.

Okay. Let me hear your sentences with the adj gobsmacked in the comments below.

Gobsmack me.


And other fave G words


~ slang: an expression of frustration. — Oxford Dictionaries Online

I’ve used gah a time or two.

I feel like using it now.

gor blimey or gawd blimey

~ slang: from God Blind Me, expression of surprise. Also, cor blimey and blimey. — The Best of British Slang

You heard Blimey! under the letter B.


~ n. (1944): wordy and generally unintelligible jargon — Merriam Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary, 10th ed.

Been there. Done that.

Gor blimey! I am gobsmacked by the gobbledygook in this post, not to mention on this blog. GAH!

You can do better. I know it.

Entertain me.



~ n. (1719): 2: enterprise, initiative 1: common sense, horse sense — Merriam Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary, 10th ed.

If you’re doing the A to Z Challenge, you likely have No. 2, but are sorely lacking in No. 1.

Just sayin’.

Let’s just gaze upon this.

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graduated guardrail

Here be Hump Day.

Get over it.


7 thoughts on “Gobsmacked… G of A to Z Challenge

  1. Gumption I can hear my grandmother telling us that was something important to have when we were growing up! I hadn’t thought about that in a while, thanks for that memory. She always admired such and such’s gumption or so she said…lol.

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