Posted by Bruce Kahl on October 25, 2002
In Reply to: Looking for origin posted by jack on October 25, 2002
: Dear origin
finders...I was curious if anyone knows the origin of the phrase(many cartoon
cowboys used), 'what in tarnation?!!'
One entry found for tarnation.
Main Entry: tar·na·tion
Etymology: alteration of darnation, euphemism for damnation
: DAMNATION -- often used as an interjection or intensive; often used with in