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TheOtherTink

The origin is obscure, but I think it implies an (unspoken) prayer to God for the Land's sake; i.e. for the good of the community or country.

MidnightCowboy TheOtherTink

Yes

Ali T. Cat
Bruno56
In the American English exclamation land's sakes (1846)...
The word 'land' is substituted euphemistically for 'Lord'.
MidnightCowboy Bruno56

Yes

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