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    Question (just a) darn(minute)

    Scenario: (American cartoon -The Simpsons)

    Bart vandalised the public property. And his mom Marge was angry about this. She berated Bart during super, but both Bart and her husband turned a deaf ear to her. Here's a snippet of their dialogue.

    ...

    Marge: Well, I'm just shocked by this whole family.
    Whatever happened to good old-fashioned town pride?

    Lisa: It's been going down since the lake caught fire.

    Marge: Now,just a darn minute. This town is a part of who you are.
    ....

    Question:

    Why did Marge say "darn" in the sentence I hightlight in red? I know darn is euphemism for damn. Does it mean Marge was very angry and she stressed the very short time by using "darn"? Thanks!


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    Re: (just a) darn(minute)

    It is not stressing anything but that Marge is angry. For Marge to use even a soft curse-word shows how cross she is.

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    Re: (just a) darn(minute)

    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    It is not stressing anything but that Marge is angry. For Marge to use even a soft curse-word shows how cross she is.
    Thank you for your help, Anglika.

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