My friend group—the gay nightclub sort of people—were always like, ‘oh I wish I could afford to do that.’
And, oh yes, Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood, one of the Grand Old Partiers serving in Obamaland.
It was never like, oh, man, they sold a million records this week; now we have to sell a million records.
oh, sure, Joe has a tendency to floss with his own shoelaces.
After they see the dead-baby pictures and hear all that stuff, I think they feel, ‘oh wow, this is OK.’
oh, this wicked, wicked world, and the shams and sorrows in it!
oh, what sport will be here, if I can persuade this wench to secrecy!
oh, look behind you where you put it—you need a memory course.
“oh, yes,” said the vain ogre; and he changed himself into a little mouse.
And then there are bought men, and spies smuggled in, and—oh, I needn't elaborate.
1530s, interjection expressing various emotions, a common Indo-European word (e.g. Old French ô;, oh; Latin o, oh; Greek o; Old Church Slavonic and Lithuanian o; Gothic, Dutch, German o; Old Irish a; Sanskrit a), but not found in Old English, which translated Latin oh with la or eala.
The present tendency is to restrict oh to places where it has a certain independence, & prefer o where it is proclitic or leans forward upon what follows .... [Fowler]Often extended for emphasis, e.g. Oh, baby, stock saying from c.1918; oh, boy (1910); oh, yeah (1924). Reduplicated form oh-oh as an expression of alarm or dismay is attested from 1944. Oh-so "so very" (often sarcastic or ironic) is from 1922. Oh yeah? "really? Is that so?" attested from 1930.