End of ADS-L Digest - 27 Oct 1994 to 28 Oct 1994 ************************************************ There are 10 messages totalling 279 lines in this issue. Topics of the day: 1. The word 'damn' 2. offending idiot (5) 3. buggy / cart 4. raised in a barn 5. anymore, needs+pp, V+with 6. please help with addresses ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Date: Fri, 28 Oct 1994 18:09:16 -0700 From: Birrell Walsh Subject: Re: The word 'damn' On Fri, 28 Oct 1994, Alberto RIO wrote: > Could you tell me whether 'damn' ('dammned', I > guess) is a taboo word and in what degree? In our dictionaries, encyclopaedias, > > etc., it doesn't appears as such. Perhaps in Mr. Clinton native Arkansas ... > I am just now fifty, raised in Southern California, New Mexico and Central Coast California, with excursions for five years to Massachustetts. In my childhood, "damn" and "damned" were risque, but many adults said them. Now I believe they have lost all flavor and significance. I do believe they have always been less significant in the south of the US, but I could not prove it. Just an impression. Now, you have to tell us, WHAT Spanish word was used in translation, and what freight does it carry in Spain? Most of the Spanish we hear here is New World... Thanks, Birrell Walsh