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wow. I never knew that..
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Old September 22, 2008, 06:10 AM
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wow. I never knew that..
As they say in Spanish: Nunca te acostarás, sin saber una cosa más.
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Sorry to seem stubborn. I'm no grammarian either, but what I wanted to say is that words starting with any (all of them) are positive in themselves.
1. I have some milk AFFIRMATIVE
2. I haven't got any milk NEGATIVE. Only one negative (n't)
3. I have no milk NEGATIVE. Only one negative (no)
4. I ain't got no milk DOUBLE NEGATIVE AND THUS INCORRECT (n't, no)

In the same way:
I'm not going there any more would be an example of number 2.
No more, never more would be examples like the ones in 3.
I am not going there no more is a double negative (4) and grammatically incorrect, though widely used by some.
This reminds me of the folk song "The Wild Rover"

No its no, nay, never
No nay never no more
Will I play the wild rover
No never no more
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Old August 06, 2009, 12:37 PM
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I've seen it before somewhere here....but its funny ^^ I love it
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I don't agree with your teacher, Tomísimo. In Spanish, if you say twice "sí" with an ironic tone of voice, that means "no":

- ¿Vas a ir a la fiesta?
- Sí (up tone) sí (down tone) = No, ni soñarlo.
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I don't agree with your teacher, Tomísimo. In Spanish, if you say twice "sí" with an ironic tone of voice, that means "no":

- ¿Vas a ir a la fiesta?
- Sí (up tone) sí (down tone) = No, ni soñarlo.
That's great............................................. ............NOT!
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Old August 10, 2009, 03:45 PM
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Not Joke explained!
www.spike.com/video/borat-not-joke/2782157
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Not Joke explained!
www.spike.com/video/borat-not-joke/2782157
Él lo explica muy bien~!

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Old August 12, 2009, 03:44 AM
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I didn't understand than "NOT", although the explanation. Is it usual to answer in that way?

Bob, what do you mean with "high five"?
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Old August 12, 2009, 06:06 AM
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I didn't understand than "NOT", although the explanation. Is it usual to answer in that way?

Bob, what do you mean with "high five"?
The NOT joke is quite a new (slang) way of being sarcastic. It is used mainly by children to insult each other.

Wow, I like really like your new new shoes ................... NOT!!!!

I always speak like this....................................... NOT!!

"High Five" refers to a raised hand with the fingers pointing upwards. Two people will do this and clap each others hands. You see this often between partners in a doubles tennis match when they score a point.

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