Posted by R. Berg on May 08, 2002

In Reply to: daresn't posted by rod vanausdall on May 08, 2002

: Never heard of daresn`t but Ive heard, in the South, the term "dassn`t" which sounds like a corrupted daresn`t.

My mother used to use "dassn't"--no R sound in it--to mean "dare not." She was from the Midwest; never lived in the South and probably never traveled there.