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    Exactly what's the meaning of "Don't you touch me no more!" ?

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    It means 'Don't touch me again'. The double negative is often used in colloquial English.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    It means 'Don't touch me again'. The double negative is often used in colloquial English.
    Or: "Stop touching me!"

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    If it really means "Don't touch me!", then why we don't just say " Don't you touch me again!" instead of saying "Don't you touch me no more!"

    Noticed the "again" and the "no more"? Their totally different in meaning, right?that's where I'm confusing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by joetmh
    If it really means "Don't touch me!", then why we don't just say " Don't you touch me again!" instead of saying "Don't you touch me no more!"

    Noticed the "again" and the "no more"? Their totally different in meaning, right?that's where I'm confusing.
    No, they are not totally different in meaning. Don't touch me no more means the same thing as Don't touch me again.

    It's a variant of English using a double negative. (Some would say it's substandard English.) Some would consider you uneducated if you use language like that. Therefore, I wouldn't talk like that during a job interview, especially if you are trying to get a job as a college professor.

    (Say: "They're totally different in meaning.")
    (Say: "That's where I'm confused.")

    :)

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