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Where does the phrase "X, Y, Z Oh my!" come from
February 16, 2005 4:46 PM   Subscribe

Where does the phrase "X, Y, Z Oh my!" come from? I read it all over the web, but I don't get the reference.
posted by DangerIsMyMiddleName to Writing & Language (5 answers total)
 
"Lions and Tigers and Bears, oh my!" is from The Wizard of Oz film.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 4:47 PM on February 16, 2005


The Wizard of Oz. The original phrase is "Lions, Tigers, and Bears, oh my!" It was in the movie but I don't know if it was in the book. Dorothy, the Scrarecrow and the Tinman were in the forest and afraid that they were going to get attacked by lions, tigers and bears.
posted by nooneyouknow at 4:50 PM on February 16, 2005


Well, that was easy. Thanks!
posted by DangerIsMyMiddleName at 4:52 PM on February 16, 2005


The Wiza . . ahh crap.
posted by petebest at 4:57 PM on February 16, 2005


Full scene.
posted by davidmsc at 8:34 PM on February 16, 2005


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