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    Smile Danged if

    Hello. Would you please tell me what the underlined part means in the context below.
    Does it mean "He found another one soon and gave it to me. We had good luck two times and God knows we needed luck."?
    I am wondernig why the writer used the expression "danged if" in it.
    Thank you.

    from A Bird on Water Street by Elizabeth O. Dulemba----
    (The speaker and his friends are talking about the fairy crosses.)
    "They are considered really good luck. Even President Roosevelt carried one in his pocket."
    "That's cool! You should have it."
    I grinned and handed it to him.
    "Naw, I can't. You found it," he said.
    "I have my frogs," I said. "And you have your rocks."
    He held it up to the light and spun it around with a smile. "Thanks!"
    Danged if he didn't find another one a short time later and gave it to me. We had good luck times two, and Lord knows we needed it.

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    Re: Danged if

    not a teacher

    "Danged if…"

    It's a euphemism for "I'll be damned if…", being an expression of surprise.

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    Re: Danged if

    It is also said as "Dang it".

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    Re: Danged if

    FWIW, I say "dang it!" All the time.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    #5

    Re: Danged if

    Do you remember the old Roger Miller song? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l1s7HHnnjU4

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