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    McGregor crying YouŽll do none

    Hello,

    Does McGregor say "youŽll do none" (instead of "YouŽll do nothing") in this video? If so, is it used commonly in Irish? Or is it colloquial?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WK6Jqdm7DVQ

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    Re: McGregor crying YouŽll do none

    He shouts "You'll do nothing" and "None of yous'll do nothing". He has a very strong Irish accent and his pronunciation of "nothing" makes both the "th" and the final "g" practically vanish.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: McGregor crying YouŽll do none

    He says "you'll do nothing."
    He means you won't be able to do anything.
    It is common in English; you might hear "you'll do nothing of the sort/kind."


    https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/de...ng_of_the_sort

    https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/de...ng_of_the_kind

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    Re: McGregor crying YouŽll do none

    After you'll do nothing, he says not one of yous'll do nothing.

    Yous is used as a plural by some Irish speakers, and in some regions in Britain. He's a colourful and expressive speaker.

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    Re: McGregor crying YouŽll do none

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    After you'll do nothing, he says not one of yous'll do nothing.

    Yous is used as a plural by some Irish speakers, and in some regions in Britain. He's a colourful and expressive speaker.
    Yes. In different parts of the US, people say youse, yiz, you all, and y'all.

    None is grammatical, but because there is no plural of you​, people improvise.
    I'm not a teacher. I speak American English. I've tutored writing at the University of Southern Maine and have done a good deal of copy editing and writing, occasionally for publication.

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    Re: McGregor crying YouŽll do none

    Announcer, speaking mostly to himself at 0:37 - "that's a wrap".

    Yes, the talking segment does seem to be at an end.
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    Re: McGregor crying YouŽll do none

    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie Bernstein View Post
    Yes. In different parts of the US, people say youse, yiz, you all, and y'all.

    None is grammatical, but because there is no plural of you​, people improvise.
    Also yins around Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. I'd say they are not improvised but grammatically acceptable in the dialects in which they're used. Learners might want to be able to recognize them if they plan to travel in a region where they're used but they shouldn't use them themselves.
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    Re: McGregor crying YouŽll do none

    Quote Originally Posted by Skrej View Post
    Announcer, speaking mostly to himself at 0:37 - "that's a wrap".
    Probably wishful thinking on his part.

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