Talk:damnit

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I'd love to know who made this call, their address, and a list of allergies. Damnit.

Fools. Damnit is not a word. —This unsigned comment was added by Wafflehaus (talkcontribs).

What part of "Incorrect contraction" or "Common misspelling" was ambiguous to you? Jon Harald Søby 10:55, 24 December 2005 (UTC)
Wafflehouse, 'Damnit' is the correct spelling and has been for a long, long time. (if you put 'damn' and 'it' together you don't get 'idontknowhowtospell' you get 'damnit.' I'm trying to figure out where this change originated, but be assured that your statement is so far from correct that you can't see it from this side of the sun. It is neither an incorrect contraction or common misspelling (the spelling 'dammit' is both of these) 68.43.83.75 03:16, 17 May 2016 (UTC)

With 30% as many b.g.c. hits as dammit, it is hard to assert that so many publishers are wrong. In the South, isn't this spelling used as a bowdlerization? --Connel MacKenzie 00:58, 17 August 2007 (UTC)

I don't know about the British spelling, but publishers in the US--at least in all the books I can ever remember reading, which have been quite a lot--use the spelling "damnit." 68.43.83.75 03:19, 17 May 2016 (UTC)

How can this be an incorrect contraction of damn + it and dammit be correct? --RickMeasham 05:51, 11 May 2008 (UTC)

Allow me to also point out that by common usage, damnit is slightly more used on tha interweb. --RickMeasham 05:55, 11 May 2008 (UTC)

Who pronounces damnit as /dæmnɪt/? Removed the /n/. Also, who says damnit is the incorrect contraction? --Holizz 17:55, 23 March 2009 (UTC)

Technically this is not "incorrect", but rather "non-standard". Most linguists will agree that a word can not be spelled "incorrectly", due to the changing nature of language and the effects that location, social groups, etc. can have on it. Correctness is a matter of opinion. --Tamasys 10:00, 16 July 2010 (UTC)

Yes, true BUT--there is also an accepted spelling and style for submitting work for publication. 68.43.83.75 03:16, 17 May 2016 (UTC)

Actually, I've NEVER seen it spelled any other way in fiction, and I have read hundreds, upwards of a thousand books, not including my subscriptions to weekly fiction magazines. NEVER. As in NEVER-EVER. 'Damn' is the correct spelling of damn (I've also never seen damn spelled 'damm' or damnation spelled 'damm-nation'), and 'it' is the correct spelling of it--the only logical and correct STANDARD contraction is DAMNIT. Damnit. See how you contract (pull together) two words into one WITHOUT CHANGING THEM? People who believe that the 'dammit' phonetic spelling is the only and correct way have been misled or come to a faulty conclusion upon finding a dearth of information. This entry is misleading, because it gives an incorrect spelling as the correct spelling and the correct spelling as a common error, when, as pointed out already, the most common usage is usually considered correct and 'damnit' is by far the most common usage--recent apathy for correct spelling on the internet aside. Also, as already pointed out, it is incorrect to call the 'damnit' spelling the "Non-standard." I have NEVER seen 'Dammit' instead of 'Damnit' in print. Random speculation: It's probably the fault of the people who make computer spell check, they saw the correct spelling in the dictionary and thought they might change it because they didn't like the silent 'n' in there. Because they probably never read a book where somebody felt the need to say "Damnit!" 68.43.83.75 03:16, 17 May 2016 (UTC)