Or "Madonna mi" (mah-DOHN-nah-mi) - Common expression among Italians really "Madonna" which of course refers to the mother of Christ. At one time it was blasphemous, but is now mostly used to express surprise or bewilderment. Like "holy shit", "good lord", or "holy cow"
A small community of burn-outs, Woodstock left-overs, NYC minority imports, wannabe artists, and openly flaming gays that if you were raised here and did not leave after high school graduation you're a complete loser.
You dropped out of UCCC, got into drugs, work at a deli, date other losers who couldn't seem to get out of town, and live with your parents still? Ohhhhh you must have been raised in New Paltz!