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    #1

    nohow

    Is this word formal? I've never heard it in speech. It's always "in no way".


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    Re: nohow

    Quote Originally Posted by mmasny View Post
    Is this word formal? I've never heard it in speech. It's always "in no way".
    I would say it is really informal. Perhaps it's colloquial to a specific dialect, you'll need to wait for US speakers to say so, but it's definately a US term.

    I've heard it in films/programmes to emphasise, e.g.

    "There's no way I'm going in that cave. No way and nohow."

    At least, I think this is the right word? I would have thought it was 'no how' - two words.

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    Re: nohow

    There certainly is such a word, I have it in my dictionary. It dates back to 1775 (they say). And they give an example: "was nohow equal to the task".

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