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    Default No deputy???

    I shot the sheriff, but I did not shoot no deputy.

    I don't understand what he's trying to say.

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    Default Re: No deputy???

    Quote Originally Posted by bagzi94 View Post
    I shot the sheriff, but I did not shoot no deputy.

    I don't understand what he's trying to say.
    He is probably trying to say that he did not shoot a deputy. The writer is suggesting, by the use of the double negative, that the speaker is uneducated.

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    Default Re: No deputy???

    "I Shot the Sheriff" is a song written by Bob Marley, told from the point of view of a man who admits to having killed the local sheriff, but claims to be falsely accused of having killed the deputy sheriff.

    I Shot the Sheriff - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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