Damned if you do/don't (1856); When you gotta go (1926?)
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DAMNED IF YOU DO, AND DAMNED IF YOU DON'T
DAMNED IF YOU DO + DAMNED IF YOU DON'T--19,100 Google hits, 17,600 Google Groups hits
In AM NEW YORK, 10 May 2004, pg. 10, is an editorial cartoon by Bill Schorr. Two American soldiers are looking at an Iraqi road sign. One direction is "DAMED IF YOU DO," and the other direction is "DAMNED IF YOU DON'T."
(AMERICAN PERIODICAL SERIES ONLINE)
National Era (1847-1860). Washington: May 1, 1856. Vol. VOL. X., Iss. NO. 487.; p. 69 (1 page):
It looks a little like Lorenzo Dow's interpretation of Calvinism: "You can, and you can't; you will, and you won't; you'll be damed if you do, and be damned if you don't."
WHEN YOU GOTTA GO, YOU GOTTA GO
YOU GOTTA GO, YOU GOTTA GO--3,540 Google hits, 1,380 Google Groups hits
YOU'VE GOTTA GO, YOU'VE GOTTA GO--811 Google hits, 63 Google Groups hits
YOU GOT TO GO, YOU GOT TO GO--388 Google hits, 87 Google groups hits
YOU'VE GOT TO GO, YOU'VE GOT TO GO--407 Google hits, 81 Google Groups hits
Not necessarily a comment on the U.S. in Iraq.
Zanesville Times Signal - 12/13/1926
...salary, and dot's all. If YOU GOT TO GO, YOU GOT TO' GO. But YOU GOT TO GO.....girl .YOU and what a sclemiehl. YOU GOT no chance by der and suit trade. So..
Zanesville, Ohio Monday, December 13, 1926 1065 k
Chronicle Telegram - 1/30/1940
...very few men. When YOU GOT TO GO YOU GOT TO GO Well, YOU can GO Anywhere and.....or timbers or windows. They've GOT TO be GOod right from the start. Don..
Elyria, Ohio Tuesday, January 30, 1940 641 k
Gettysburg Times - 1/17/1942
...with the assertion: "When YOU GOTTA GO, YOU GOTTA GO." "Opinion of the.....17, 1942 QITfT SBUSG TfMftS Pubttahtaf GO. O. flfMt _CMl A. Baton tt M MOOttf..
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania Saturday, January 17, 1942 1012 k
Lethbridge Herald - 1/17/1942
...and search for minerals in YOU GOTTA GO, YOU GOTTA GO. i tne rocks that jut.....shears finely trimmed and are ready to GO back to trimming, but the council..
Lethbridge, Alberta Saturday, January 17, 1942 796 k
Reno Evening Gazette - 4/26/1943
...what's YOUr hurry "Well, if YOU GOTTA GO, YOU GOTTA, Drop back for dinner if.....aspirin I SHALL that can do more for YOU I than St Joseph Aspirin I BUY? and..
Reno, Nevada Monday, April 26, 1943 746 k
Times Recorder - 7/30/1943
...THIS country, YOU GOtU GO. YOU GOTTA GO." YOUrs. The Stars Sayfor Satardir. J.....YOUr name and occupation, and what are YOU charged with? Prisoner My name Is..
Zanesville, Ohio Friday, July 30, 1943 814 k
Sheboygan Press - 1/17/1944
...with the devil. Schiller. IF Yon GOTTA GO YOU GOTTA GO But remember, the.....WINGROVE-TEXACO DEALER. AND WHEN Yon GOTTA GO Be Sore That There Is Texaco..
Sheboygan, Wisconsin Monday, January 17, 1944 763 k
Nevada State Journal - 3/14/1948
...AND RING YOUR DOORBELL, WHEN YOU GOTTA GO, YOU GOTTA GO OKAV, I'LL DISCONNECT.....M, 'H V) .51-; EIGHT PAGES YOU'VE GOTTA GO HOME WHEN YOUR MAMA SAYS SO..
Reno, Nevada Sunday, March 14, 1948 693 k
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Doomed to Die, Quips at Party
The Washington Post (1877-1954). Washington, D.C.: Jul 21, 1939. p. 7 (1 page):
"When you gotta go, you gotta go."
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