The Proper spelling of "Damnit"

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    The Proper spelling of "Damnit"

    Post by tinypantha on Fri Apr 05, 2013 1:22 pm

    To me Damnit is the proper spelling because it is Damn-it. but Dammit is actually the proper spelling of the word. Damnit how confusing


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    Re: The Proper spelling of "Damnit"

    Post by densetsushun on Fri Apr 05, 2013 1:26 pm

    Dammit may seem like it would be, but it is not spelled as if it is a conjoining of "damn" and "it".


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    Re: The Proper spelling of "Damnit"

    Post by WhatDoesThePendantDo? on Fri Apr 05, 2013 1:26 pm

    I write "dammit" because that's how I say it, the "correct" way to write it would be "damn it."

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    Re: The Proper spelling of "Damnit"

    Post by tinypantha on Fri Apr 05, 2013 1:27 pm

    WhatDoesThePendantDo? wrote:I write "dammit" because that's how I say it, the "correct" way to write it would be "damn it."
    dammit is in the dictionary


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    Re: The Proper spelling of "Damnit"

    Post by skarekrow13 on Fri Apr 05, 2013 1:32 pm

    "damn it" would be the original phrase which, when spoken doesn't have the "n" sound. So slang (and now the official) is "dammit" as is retains the original pronunciation while "damnit" could be said as "dam nit"


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    Re: The Proper spelling of "Damnit"

    Post by The Letter X on Fri Apr 05, 2013 4:30 pm

    I don't cuss. Coffee!

    But I agree with Skare.


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    Re: The Proper spelling of "Damnit"

    Post by BIG TIME MASTER on Fri Apr 05, 2013 5:18 pm

    'Damn it' is two words. Literally, you are damning (banishing to hell) the subject (whatever "it" is).

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    Re: The Proper spelling of "Damnit"

    Post by Serious_Much on Fri Apr 05, 2013 5:53 pm

    dammit, as damnit would be pronounces dam-nit, as they themselves are separate words...


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    Re: The Proper spelling of "Damnit"

    Post by Hue on Fri Apr 05, 2013 6:39 pm

    I always say dammit, and write it both ways, depending on the context


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