From http://www.tfd.com/alas, alas means
to express sorrow, regret, grief, compassion, or apprehension of danger or evil.
Would people say it in their everyday speaking English, or it is for written English normally?
I am actually seeking words/phrases that mean something went unexpected wrong, like "Shoot"
- "Shoot; it's raining."
- "Shoot; I forgot to bring my phone."
- "Shoot; I'm late."
What are the other alternatives in spoken English?