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Re: Doggone

Posted by ESC on September 24, 2003

In Reply to: When and how did it start posted by Cheryl on September 24, 2003

: When and how did the expression "DOGGONE IT" start?

DOGGONE -- perhaps from the Scotch "dagone," gone to the dogs, or maybe an alteration of G*ddamn, 1851; doggoned, 1857. From "I Hear America Talking" by Stuart Berg Flexner (Von Nostrand Reinhold Co., New York, 1976).