[LMB] OT: True Names: The Long Linguistic Journey to ‘Dagnabbit’

Carol Botteron cjbotteron at gmail.com
Sun Aug 11 23:44:21 BST 2019


We have sometimes discussed "true names" and how people use or avoid them.
I found this article interesting.

The Long Linguistic Journey to ‘Dagnabbit’
This piece of pseudo-profanity is what’s known as a taboo deformation -- a
word we say when we don’t want to say the word.
https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/what-does-dagnabbit-mean


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