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    dad gumm it

    I might have misspelled it, but I dare say that's what I heard instead of "god damn it." Does "dad gumm it" ring a bell?

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    Re: dad gumm it

    Quote Originally Posted by Gillnetter View Post
    It seems to be spelled right. It is a way of making the language (God damm it) weaker and more acceptable. Another example is, "Darn" - used instead of "Damn".
    Is it widely used?

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    Re: dad gumm it

    Yes, "dadgumit" (different spellings abound) is a common euphemism (particularly in the American South) for the expletive you mentioned. Likewise, many older folks might say "What in the Sam Hill?" instead of "What the hell?" Lots of people were raised with the belief that profanity was bad, so many different euphemisms for otherwise vulgar expressions evolved.

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