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Re: Dam all

Posted by R. Berg on May 21, 2007

In Reply to: Dam all posted by John on May 21, 2007

: I would like to know the origin of the phrase "Dam All". I had never heard this exact phrase before 5/21/07.

That would be "Damn all." It's simply the old curse "damn" applied to everything. The speaker is wishing the whole world to hell. I doubt that a first use can be found. ~rb