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P.S. Here in the United States, some people are still not comfortable with
that word "d - - -." About 50 years ago, I lost my temper and told a group of
people to "shut your d - - - mouths." The boss warned me never to do that
again. In 2011, the word "d - - -" is not considered so horrible, but I think that
it is still not acceptable in polite society. Sometimes people use the word
"darn" as a substitute. Recently I went to a store and discovered that I was one
day late to buy something at a lower price. I was very disappointed and said to the
clerk: "Darn it!" (I am so glad that I did not say "D - - - it!")
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