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The origin of the term “By Jingo!” – Daily Colonist (Victoria, BC) 1863

A Franklyn’s dogge leped over a style,

and hys name was littel Byngo;

B with a Y – Y with an N – 

N with a G – G with an O –

They called him littel Byngo

Thys Franklyn, Syrs, he brewed goode ale,

and he called it rare goode styngo.

S, T, Y, N, G, O

Now is notte thys a pretty song?

I think it is, bye Jyngo!

J wythe a Y, N, G, O

I swear it is by Jyngo!

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