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    Encolpius is offline Junior Member
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    nothing about nothing

    Hello, is it possible to say one of these idioms in English? Do they or one of them sound correct?

    1/ I don't know nothing about nothing.
    2/ I know nothing about nothing.

    or any other idea? Thanks.

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    Re: nothing about nothing

    Quote Originally Posted by Encolpius View Post
    Hello, is it possible to say one of these idioms in English? Do they or one of them sound correct?

    1/ I don't know nothing about nothing.
    2/ I know nothing about nothing.

    or any other idea? Thanks.
    They're not idioms. They're both possible, but neither of them is common, except in sub-standard English, in which both mean "I know nothing at all", or "I don't know anything at all".
    "I don't know nothing ... " is not good English.

    The best way to say you're totally clueless is to say:
    "I know nothing about anything." or
    "I don't know anything about anything."

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