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    Odessa Dawn is offline Key Member
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    "Nah, the Bible don't say nothing..."


    "The world is supposed to end? Nah, I doubt it," one person said. "We ain't worried. Nah, the Bible don't say nothing about what time or what date. Whoever came up with that, I have no idea."
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    As we all know that the holy Bible contains sixty six books. As a result, donít is used instead of doesnít. I think I am close, but no cigar?


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    Re: "Nah, the Bible don't say nothing..."

    There are 73 books in my Bible. Protestants, Catholics and Orthodox have differences in the Old Testament

    Books of the Bible - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    What you cite here is simply someone using incorrect English. He means "the Bible doesn't say anything about..."

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    Re: "Nah, the Bible don't say nothing..."

    Quote Originally Posted by Odessa Dawn View Post
    As we all know that the holy Bible contains sixty six books. As a result, don’t is used instead of doesn’t.
    I really don't see the connection.

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    Re: "Nah, the Bible don't say nothing..."

    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    I really don't see the connection.
    He was thinking that, since the Bible is a collection of books, it took the plural verb.

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    Re: "Nah, the Bible don't say nothing..."

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    He was thinking that, since the Bible is a collection of books, it took the plural verb.
    Thanks, Dave. What little is left of my brain is too firmly fixed in its well-worn ruts.

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