Posted by ESC on November 14, 2005
In Reply to: Re: Consarnit posted by RRC on November 13, 2005
: : here's another minced oath I learned from the Bugs Bunny show: consarnit = god damn it
: Always wondered if it might have been a take on something like "consign it (to hell)" ^_^
A couple of references (including "Dictionary of American Regional English," Volume 1 by Frederic G. Cassidy (1985, Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, Cambridge, Mass., and London, England)say it is a variation of "concern." And DARE says it is a mild oath, to damn someone.