[Ads-l] Help with the f-word and parts of speech

Bill Mullins amcombill at HOTMAIL.COM
Tue Feb 25 19:42:42 UTC 2020


> Except "damned if I don't" can be traced back to "I'll be damned *[figuratively,

> not at all near the literal sense]* if I don't".




 . . . which is how I parsed it in the oinitial post.

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