Monday, May 29, 2006

Nothing Doing... What?

A very Indianised usage. What does it really mean and where could one use this phrase.

Example (a typical Indian movie example): Girl loves boy. Girl invites boy to her house. Boy says no because he is poor and her family may object his very present and then girl says "Nothing doing! You are coming." And she walks away, turning back intermittently...music picks up...soon they are in the Alps singing duet!

Understand?

"Nothing doing! You better!"

4 Comments:

Blogger SeaLs thought ...

Aiyah I still don't get it! Where's that phrase from?

9:58 am  
Blogger shaz thought ...

Is it really an Indianised usage? Could it have been borrowed from elsewhere? Just wondering...

9:58 am  
Blogger yeng thought ...

I also don't get it.
I don't even know what the girl means.

12:48 pm  
Blogger SeaLs thought ...

Logan says that it kinda means, "No choice" as in telling someone "No choice, you are coming!". Or "No point arguing, you are coming with me!"

1:26 am  

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