Date: Sun, 3 Dec 1995 12:59:31 -0700 From: Rudy Troike Subject: Re: So fun Not by a dam sight! The form "dammit" was long permissible in newsprint at a time when the sensibilities of readers and editors prohibited the use of and its relatives. It was a way to smuggle some forcefulness into character representations and expressions when "gosh" was about as forceful an expletive as was normally allowed. Ah, for the good old days! --Rudy Troike