Full House: What does Uncle Jesse mean when he says “Have mercy!”? Is this a common American expression?

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  • The saying as used by him is not used properly and not a common expression.

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    Full House: What does Uncle Jesse mean when he says “Have mercy!”? Is this a common American expression?

  • Uncle Jesse Have Mercy

  • It is a request for other people to “give him a break” or be more gentle with him, something he might say if he feels overwhelmed. I think people usually would intend it more as a joke than as a serious request. It is not a common American expression now, but I think it used to be common.

  • What Does Jesse Mean

  • I think it’s typically used in the American South more than in other parts of the country, to express surprise, like “oh, my goodness!” Sometimes it’s humorously spoken in exaggerated dialect, such as “Lawsy mussy me!” (Lord have mercy on me!)

  • No it’s not a common american expression. I’m not even sure what it means.

  • It’s slang, meaning “cool” or “awesome”. So basically they were saying ” Your sitar playing was awesome”

  • “Have Mercy!” is what people say when they’re forced to watch an entire episode of Full House.

  • It means “Lord have mercy”

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