Stories We Like: Novels For Language Lovers
flabbergasted, astounded, shocked; also written gob-smacked
from gob 'mouth' + smacked 'clapping hand over in surprise'
Extremely surprised: gobsmacked at the nomination
[1980s+; fr gob,''mouth,''and smacked, ''hit, struck,'' the theatrical gesture of clapping a hand over the mouth as a gesture of extreme surprise]