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    Question How to express the negative sentence of "God bless you"?

    Greetings to all.
    I was searching the negative sentence of "[May] God bless you" on the Web but I wasn't able to find it!
    Please tell me how to use the negative of "God bless you" or "bless you".
    Thanks in advance.

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    Re: How to express the negative sentence of "God bless you"?

    I know, but I won't tell you. Such talk is bad.
    Last edited by probus; 06-Oct-2014 at 04:39.

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    Re: How to express the negative sentence of "God bless you"?

    "May you burn in hell" comes to mind.

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    Re: How to express the negative sentence of "God bless you"?

    That's about as nice as you can say it!



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    Re: How to express the negative sentence of "God bless you"?

    ***** NOT A TEACHER *****


    Hello, Asgarpour:


    I also did some googling, and maybe one way to express the opposite of "May God bless you" is "May God curse you."

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    Re: How to express the negative sentence of "God bless you"?

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    Thanks to Mr. Wai, we now know what Probus was referring to.

    That word did not even come to mind when I read the OP's question.

    Probus is right: even in 2014, the D-word is frowned on. One should try to avoid it.

    I did some googling and I was reminded that people try to soften it by saying "darn" or "dang."
    Last edited by TheParser; 06-Oct-2014 at 14:23. Reason: changed the tense.

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    Re: How to express the negative sentence of "God bless you"?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheParser View Post
    the D-word
    I know it is a bad word but I didn't know it counts as a taboo word, as it has not been marked as vulgar in the above dictionary. Would it be deleted by a moderator if I wrote it here?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheParser View Post
    Thanks to Mr. Wai
    Others may have no idea who it is because they may pay no attention to the last name.

    Not a teacher.

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    Re: How to express the negative sentence of "God bless you"?

    In BrE, the word "damn" is not frowned upon and can be used pretty much with impunity. Most people here have no idea that the full quote might be "god damn" and when we exclaim "Damn!" or "Damn it/Dammit", we are purely using the word on its own. We don't use "dang" although "darn it" is heard in some parts of the country.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: How to express the negative sentence of "God bless you"?

    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Wai View Post
    I know it is a bad word but I didn't know it counts as a taboo word, as it has not been marked as vulgar in the above dictionary. Would it be deleted by a moderator if I wrote it here?
    I wouldn't have deleted it, or reacted at all. As emsr2d2 says, it's not a strong word in BrE. I know that there are taboo words in AmE that we use more freely in the UK and was a little surprised to learn here that this is one to add to the list.

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