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“Gorram” actually predates Firefly by 100 years

Welcome back to Pop Lexicon, The A.V. Club’s series with Kory Stamper, Merriam-Webster lexicographer and editor, where she reveals the origins of America’s favorite colloquialisms. Today we’re examining “gorram,” a word made popular by sci-fi Western Firefly. In the video above, Stamper explains how the writers used language to establish socioeconomic dynamics on the short-lived series, and reveals the origins of “gorram.”

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