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No-one knows!

Post by Bobinwales » Tue Apr 04, 2017 8:46 pm

In another place there is a small discussion ensuing about "no-one". "no one" or "noone". Personally I prefer "no-one" and believe that Peter Noone sang lead for Herman's Hermits. Does anyone agree with me?
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Post by BonnieL » Tue Apr 04, 2017 9:28 pm

I also read that John Lennon (I think it was) would tease Peter Noone by calling him no one. Or would that be No One? I prefer that spelling - no one.
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Post by Wizard of Oz » Wed May 10, 2017 5:13 pm

I am a no-one kind of person.

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Post by Phil White » Wed May 10, 2017 9:21 pm

According to my entirely idiosyncratic punctuation/spelling rules, "noone" is a no-no, as it helps nobody. Otherwise, I prefer to try to tie the two words together in some way, so "no-one" is the only real option for me.

In my work as a translator, I would never use it. "Nobody" is the only option for me with my professional hat on.
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Post by Bobinwales » Thu May 18, 2017 1:18 pm

That is interesting Phil, but perfectly reasonable when you think about it.
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Post by JosephPa » Tue May 30, 2017 5:46 pm

The humor is interesting and funny. Hyphenation would be acceptable since it doesn't affect the quick-witted (so there!) nature of the joker.
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