6. "Well, anything up to half an hour late is considered on time, but anything before the appointed time—even a single minute—is downright gouchy. Downright what? Downright gouchy. Downright what? said her mother, pausing in her knitting. Gouchy, said Imogene, clearly irritated. You mean gauche, said Miles. It’s pronounced gosh, with a long O. I mean gouchy, Pruitt. It means crude. My, my, you ack-comedians, said her mother. What did you call us? said Imogene. Ack-comedians. It means scholars. You’re pronouncing it wrong, said Imogene. You mean academicians. Academicians? I always thought it was ack-comedians. Who’s right, Miles? I love ack-comedians, said Miles. If it means scholars it’s perfect."
- Jon Hassler, Staggerford
8. "Choose now,' he spat, his eyes practically shooting sparks. 'Me or him.' 'Gosh, Fang, you romantic fool,' I said sarcastically. 'How incredibly sexist-pig of you."
- James Patterson, Saving the World and Other Extreme Sports