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Re: Nothing in particular

Posted by David FG on March 18, 2005

In Reply to: Re: Nothing in particular posted by Smokey Stover on March 18, 2005

: : : I don't get the phrase 'nothing in particular'
: : : can someone tell me what it is?

: : Al: What do you want to talk about?
: : Betty: Nothing in particular. That is, I haven't identified some particular thing that I want us to discuss. Music is okay. So is our next vacation.

: Just so. It is sometimes used in the expression, "Everything in general, nothing in particular," meaning without emphasis on any one particularity. SS

To quote (from memory so I am not totally sure if this is exactly accurate) W S Gilbert:

'The House of Peers between the wars did nothing in particular;
And did it very well.'

DFG