Posted by ESC on February 13, 2004
In Reply to: Dog gone posted by Tim on February 13, 2004
: Where'd that dog gone phrase come from.
DOGGONE - Perhaps from the Scotch "dagone," "gone to the dogs," or an alliteration of G*ddam, 1851. Doggoned, 1857. From "I Hear America Talking" by Stuart Berg Flexner (Von Nostrand Reinhold Co., New York, 1976).