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You can't see nothing

Discussion in 'UHall' started by Specialshoes, Dec 13, 2009.

  1. Specialshoes

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    Training detect hidden. Isn't it proper to say "You can't see anything" instead of "You can't see nothing". I never followed English class very well but anything seems proper to me and it kinda bugs me.

    Nevermind I am ******** and didn't read it right.
     
  2. Lorddog

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    Its from japan so

    its speed racer all over again. next will be run-on sentences.
     
  3. Nexus

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    That'll be the German edition...

    To Quote Mark Twain

     
  4. Snakeman

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    Awesome! That brought back some fond memories... Thanks!:thumbup1:
     
  6. Bobar

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    Actually thinking about it that is grammatically correct as a statement. As nothing does not exist it cannot be visible, therefore you cannot see it.

    Whether it is correct in the context you quote I rather doubt it does indeed sound odd.
     
  7. Aurelius

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    There are a few peculiarities in the use of English in UO, my pet hate is the NPC in Heartwood who asks if I'm interested in 'renumeration'. No thanks, I don't want to be re-numbered - maybe if they offered payment, or remuneration, they might find someone willing to help them out....
     
  8. Specialshoes

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    Well what it actually says is

    "You can see nothing"

    So again I am just ********
     
  9. Sarsmi

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    Nothing is really no thing. "You can not see no thing." People rebel against the implied double negative. So really it actually means you can see something, where as the implication should be that you can't, since that's the intent of the message. So if he *had* seen that, it would have been wrong. But, uh, he didn't so um, carry on guys! Excellent work! :p