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"Hells teeth" is the cleaned up version of "By the ... "By God, I swear that what I say is true!"

What translator are you using? I'd consider putting a letter up the chimney for a new one if I were you.

Hells bells! (Used to play a card game by that name. It was also called "Oh, Hell!") Anyway, I didn't realize that Steve had resurrected a late-October thread. I am glad to see, however, that my understanding and usage have not changed in the interim.
What do you mean, "translator"?
Look at meaning #1 (from dictionary.com) and notice that in 4 out of 4 cases, my definition of "swear" holds up. Even in definition #3, "curse" is used as a secondary "translation".
4 entries found for swear.swear ( P ) Pronunciation Key (swâr)
v. swore, (swôr, swr) sworn, (swôrn, swrn) swear·ing, swears v. intr.

1.. To make a solemn declaration, invoking a deity or asacred person or thing, in confirmation of and witness to the honesty or truth of such a declaration.

2.. To make a solemn promise; vow.
3.. To use profane oaths; curse.
4.. Law. To give evidence or testimony under oath.

Maybe you need to get a letter off to Sandy Claws.
"Hells teeth" is the cleaned up version of "By the ... "By God, I swear that what I say is true!"

What translator are you using? I'd consider putting a letter up the chimney for a new one if I were you.

Hells bells! (Used to play a card game by that name. It was also called "Oh, Hell!") Anyway, I didn't realize that Steve had resurrected a late-October thread. I am glad to see, however, that my understanding and usage have not changed in the interim.
What do you mean, "translator"?
Look at meaning #1 (from dictionary.com) and notice that in 4 out of 4 cases, my definition of "swear" holds up. Even in definition #3, "curse" is used as a secondary "translation".
4 entries found for swear.swear ( P ) Pronunciation Key (swâr)
v. swore, (swôr, swr) sworn, (swôrn, swrn) swear·ing, swears v. intr.

1.. To make a solemn declaration, invoking a deity or asacred person or thing, in confirmation of and witness to the honesty or truth of such a declaration.

2.. To make a solemn promise; vow.
3.. To use profane oaths; curse.
4.. Law. To give evidence or testimony under oath.

Maybe you need to get a letter off to Sandy Claws.
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"Hells teeth" is the cleaned up version of "By the ... "By God, I swear that what I say is true!"

What translator are you using? I'd consider putting a letter up the chimney for a new one if I were you.

Hells bells! (Used to play a card game by that name. It was also called "Oh, Hell!") Anyway, I didn't realize that Steve had resurrected a late-October thread. I am glad to see, however, that my understanding and usage have not changed in the interim.
What do you mean, "translator"?
Look at meaning #1 (from dictionary.com) and notice that in 4 out of 4 cases, my definition of "swear" holds up. Even in definition #3, "curse" is used as a secondary "translation".
4 entries found for swear.swear ( P ) Pronunciation Key (swâr)
v. swore, (swôr, swr) sworn, (swôrn, swrn) swear·ing, swears v. intr.

1.. To make a solemn declaration, invoking a deity or asacred person or thing, in confirmation of and witness to the honesty or truth of such a declaration.

2.. To make a solemn promise; vow.
3.. To use profane oaths; curse.
4.. Law. To give evidence or testimony under oath.

Maybe you need to get a letter off to Sandy Claws.
"Hells teeth" is the cleaned up version of "By the ... "By God, I swear that what I say is true!"

What translator are you using? I'd consider putting a letter up the chimney for a new one if I were you.

Hells bells! (Used to play a card game by that name. It was also called "Oh, Hell!") Anyway, I didn't realize that Steve had resurrected a late-October thread. I am glad to see, however, that my understanding and usage have not changed in the interim.
What do you mean, "translator"?
Look at meaning #1 (from dictionary.com) and notice that in 4 out of 4 cases, my definition of "swear" holds up. Even in definition #3, "curse" is used as a secondary "translation".
4 entries found for swear.swear ( P ) Pronunciation Key (swâr)
v. swore, (swôr, swr) sworn, (swôrn, swrn) swear·ing, swears v. intr.

1.. To make a solemn declaration, invoking a deity or asacred person or thing, in confirmation of and witness to the honesty or truth of such a declaration.

2.. To make a solemn promise; vow.
3.. To use profane oaths; curse.
4.. Law. To give evidence or testimony under oath.

Maybe you need to get a letter off to Sandy Claws.
At 21:40:26 on Mon, 12 Dec 2005, Pat Durkin (Email Removed) wrote in :
Hells bells!

Indeed.
Is this a case of "What I tell you three times is true"?
Molly Mockford
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What translator are you using? I'd consider putting a letter up the chimney for a new one if I were you.

Hells bells! (Used to play a card game by that name. It was also called "Oh, Hell!") Anyway, I didn't ... To give evidence or testimony under oath. Maybe you need to get a letter off to Sandy Claws.

That is four times and counting ...

Skitt (in Hayward, California)
http://www.geocities.com/opus731/
Hells bells! (Used to play a card game by that ... need to get a letter off to Sandy Claws.

That is four times and counting ...

Sorry, Skitt (and Molly) to have had my message repeat so inanely. I didn't realize that it was posting at all. I had copied the dictionary stuff into the email, and found a lot of HTML stuff, which I removed after closing the message into my Drafts (OutlookExpress) folder. When I opened the message and cleaned it up, it refused to "send", and, rather, OE gave me a message saying that it could not delete the message. Of course, I tried the same thing again. And again. (Does that give you an idea of my sanity level?)
I closed it into Drafts once more, and then Sent. I don't keep messages after they have been "read", so I marked them all read, except for the first one.
Normally, my ISP and news server work very well, but this morning I couldn't get online at all, even with the browser. Strange things are happening.
Hells bells!

Indeed. Is this a case of "What I tell you three times is true"?

See my comment to Skitt. Now I know how people feel whose computers and news servers betray them.
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What translator are you using? I'd consider putting a letter up the chimney for a new one if I were you.

Hells bells! (Used to play a card game by that name. It was also called "Oh, Hell!") Anyway, I didn't realize that Steve had resurrected a late-October thread. I am glad to see, however, that my understanding and usage have not changed in the interim.

Nor did I realise I'd revived a late October thread betrayed by computers, just like you.
My desktop computer died around then, and was planning to upgrade the motherboard, but my son was buying a new computer, so I give him the money I was planning spend on the upgrade so he would have enough to buy it, and he gave me his old one, but only after he had transferred all the software. So when I moved my disk drive to the new one, and reconnected to news, all the unsent messages from October went out.

Steve Hayes from Tshwane, South Africa
http://www.geocities.com/Athens/7734/stevesig.htm
E-mail - see web page, or parse: shayes at dunelm full stop org full stop uk
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