Actually funny it isn’t, interesting it is.
Used to be used more than it is it was.
But bet few people knew what it meant I do.
Believed to have originated from an exclamation or expression it is.
Probably from the exclamation “God’s hooks” it is.
“God’s hooks” refers to the nails of Christ on the cross it does.
From the 1690’s it is.
From the 1590’s word “egad” a substitution for the word “God” it is.
Makes you think it does.