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Carn Sarn

Posted by Lee Gilchrist on October 29, 2001

Here's one I've always wondered about. I don't even know how it's spelled. It's used in phrases like "that carn sarn car won't start" or "carn sarn it!" kind of like "dang nab" or "dog gone".

I've also always like the phrases "Sink me!" used by Nigel Bruce in the movie "The Scarlet Pimpernel" and the declarations "What the Deuce?" or "The Deuce you say!" Any ideas on their origins?