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1A king of Judah in the mid 9th century BC.
- 1.1also jumping Jehoshaphatas exclamation A mild expletive.‘Jehoshaphat! That would be ghastly’
- ‘The closest Mom comes to swearing is saying "shoot," "darn," "Jiminey," or "Jumping Jehoshaphat."’
- ‘Yes, as a youngster I heard a few strange exclamations too from an elderly aunt, ones like ‘jumping Jehoshaphat’ and ‘karumba’ or something to that effect.’
- ‘Yeah, but its an old British saying/exclamation of surprise that the Third Doctor would use, usually "Jumping Jehoshaphat" would be the version used.’
- 1.1also jumping Jehoshaphatas exclamation A mild expletive.
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.