Posted by Bob on July 17, 2006
In Reply to: Sweet dick all posted by Jinny on July 17, 2006
: In Canada...we use a phrase sometimes..."sweet dick all".
: As in...Joe went to work today and did sweet dick all (meaning he did nothing).
: Any idea where this came from. My American friends think this is hilarious
Well, I find it funny, too.
Never heard it in the US.
It sounds British in its construction, as in "bugger all" meaning none. I don't believe Americans have an "all" usage in that dismissive sense. That's shooting from the hip, of course, so someone can prove me wrong.