Posted by R. Berg on March 27, 2008 at 17:37:
In Reply to: Darned site posted by Lins Arnell on March 27, 2008 at 13:31:
: What is the origin of the phrase "darned site" please as in "it was a darned site better than the last one"?
The phrase is "a darned sight," a softened form of "a damn sight," which used to be more common than it is now. This is a far cry from an explanation. All I can tell you is that a damn sight is something like a far cry. ~rb