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    before I adopt expressions I want to know where they come from and if they are acceptable.
    Where does "dratt it" come from?

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    Re: expressions

    The Online Etymological Dictionary says it's a disguised form of 'God rot' . Which is a shortened form of 'May god rot' (someone or something).
    As in "God rot this wretched umbrella! It never closes properly"


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    Re: expressions

    An these days it is perfectly acceptable, but distinctly old-fashioned.

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