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  • Apparently newspaper book review sections are suffering not because the reviews they publish increasingly go unread, or because the newspapers that sponsor them are being irresponsible in abandoning literary/cultural coverage that doesn't fill the financial coffers amply enough, but because of bloggers and their incessant scribbling, their blogs with funny names, and their goldarned "shallow grandstanding and overblown ranting," their "childish free-for-alls."

    Book Reviewing

  • Sometime perhaps you could do a post on the inability of early-rising writers to percieve typos after about 4:00 p.m., no matter how many goldarned times they re-read something?

    languagehat.com: PORTOBELLO.

  • You give me a ride around to drop off food at the shut-ins, and while we're driving around, I'll tell you and your lady friend what I know about all this D.B. Cooper propaganda that you both seem so goldarned interested in.

    Manner of Death

  • You give me a ride around to drop off food at the shut-ins, and while we're driving around, I'll tell you and your lady friend what I know about all this D.B. Cooper propaganda that you both seem so goldarned interested in.

    Manner of Death

  • The toll keeper said that when those sheep went skipping across the bridge, it "looked goldarned like there mout be a million uv 'em, and they must 'a bin three mile long, be blasted."

    The Second William Penn A true account of incidents that happened along the old Santa Fe Trail

  • 'Billy, I'm so goldarned wet right now that I couldn't stand another drop of wetness anywhere.

    Green Valley

  • "Break away, you goldarned idiot!" rose Alden's angry voice ahead.

    The Sins of Séverac Bablon

  • But I'm so goldarned, hunky-chunky, hawg-fat I can't ride a hawss no mo '-- not faster' n a walk or further than two mile ', fo' fear of breakin 'his back.

    Rimrock Trail

  • At breakfast, when coffee was served, the captain, examining the cup with far too critical an eye for a guest, blurted out, "Wall, look-y-here, Mate, I'll be goldarned if this here ain't one of our own cups and sassers."

    Recollections of a naval life : including the cruises of the Confederate States steamers, "Sumter" and "Alabama",

  • Why, yew goldarned Britisher, d'ye know that yew haven't got no right at all to stop me from pursooin 'my v'yage, or to demand a sight o' my papers?

    A Middy of the Slave Squadron A West African Story

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