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    Default Re: here goes nothing

    Quote Originally Posted by Taka
    Is this necessarily true? I guess not...

    Quote Originally Posted by Casiopea
    Here we go means, a negative result is expected to happen.
    Not according to the context I provided you with, Taka. It was prefaced,

    Quote Originally Posted by Casiopea
    When Here we go and Here goes nothing are similar:
    All the best, :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by Taka
    Why does "Here goes nothing" have almost the same meaning as "Here we go"? I mean, it's "nothing"...you know...
    Maybe it's a BE thing, but I don't say 'here goes nothing'. 'Here we go' can be negative or positive in BE. It can be said before an unpleasant event, but it is also sung by football fans.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Taka
    Why does "Here goes nothing" have almost the same meaning as "Here we go"? I mean, it's "nothing"...you know...
    Maybe it's a BE thing, but I don't say 'here goes nothing'. 'Here we go' can be negative or positive in BE. It can be said before an unpleasant event, but it is also sung by football fans.

    :D It can be negative or positive in North American English, too.

    Ahem, it was prefaced.

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    Default Re: here goes nothing

    Quote Originally Posted by Casiopea
    It was prefaced,

    Quote Originally Posted by Casiopea
    When Here we go and Here goes nothing are similar:
    All the best, :D
    Ah, I see. I missed that part. Sorry.

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    Default Re: here goes nothing

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    Quote Originally Posted by Taka
    Why does "Here goes nothing" have almost the same meaning as "Here we go"? I mean, it's "nothing"...you know...
    Maybe it's a BE thing, but I don't say 'here goes nothing'. 'Here we go' can be negative or positive in BE. It can be said before an unpleasant event, but it is also sung by football fans.
    I found it in the dialogue in Star Wars.

    By the way, as a British, why do you think C3-PO speaks with a broad British accent?

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    By the way, as a British, why do you think C3-PO speaks with a broad British accent?
    I think our resident Star Wars nut, I mean fan, Red5, is the best person to ask about that. ;)

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    Default Re: here goes nothing

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    Quote Originally Posted by Casiopea
    It was prefaced,

    Quote Originally Posted by Casiopea
    When Here we go and Here goes nothing are similar:
    All the best, :D
    Ah, I see. I missed that part. Sorry.
    And I missed you missing that part.

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    Default Re: here goes nothing

    Quote Originally Posted by Taka

    By the way, as a British, why do you think C3-PO speaks with a broad British accent?
    More of an American's view of one if I remember rightly.

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    More of an American's view of one
    Would you have another examples of this construct? "More of xxx of one". I guess I know what it means but I'm not familiar with it.

    FRC

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    What about the fitness of "Here goes nothing" for your example?
    It fits perfectly! In the back of my mind I might question my painting skills or I might be just a bit worried about the outcome. Either way, whether I am a good painter or not, I might want to use this phrase and it would mean :"Let's go ahead with the painting and hope for the best!" type of thing. This can go either way.

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