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    No can do

    -- This is great, you can join my guild! [talking about a videogame]
    -- No can do, sweetcakes.

    I'm not familiar with the "no can do" part. Is it common? AE/BE?

    FRC

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    Re: No can do

    Quote Originally Posted by Francois
    -- This is great, you can join my guild! [talking about a videogame]
    -- No can do, sweetcakes.

    I'm not familiar with the "no can do" part. Is it common? AE/BE?

    FRC

    It's a common phrase meaning simply "I can't do it, no way I can do it".


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    Re: No can do

    It is used in particular by certain minorities.

    Welcome back stranger!


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    #5

    Re: No can do

    Rien ne vas ..........

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    Re: No can do

    Quote Originally Posted by twostep
    It is used in particular by certain minorities.

    Welcome back stranger!
    I guess the military is a minority, then.

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    Re: No can do

    Quote Originally Posted by Casiopea
    I guess the military is a minority, then.
    Military? It's a lot more than just the military. It's just as much an American expression as it is Canadian. Don't know about the UK.

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    Re: No can do

    Quote Originally Posted by Marylin
    Military? It's a lot more than just the military. It's just as much an American expression as it is Canadian. Don't know about the UK.
    Agreed.

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