9 Grammatical Pitfalls
Mais, fussent-ils [les anglais] cent mille Goddem de plus qu'a present, ils n'auront pas ce royaume. [Joan of Arc, 1431, quoted in Prosper de Barante's "Histoire des ducs de Bourgogne"]Goddammes was the nickname given by Puritans to Cavaliers, in consequence of the latter's supposed frequent employment of that oath.
Accursed; wretched; nasty; fucking •Often used for euphony and rhythm of emphasis: Take your God-damn foot off my God-damn toes
[1851+; much older than the date given; as an oath, found by 1640]