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UC schrieb:
UC schrieb: So which language do you think I speak? ... judge since I wasn't alive at that time. Einde O'Callaghan

do do? Scooby do? Diddly-do? No true Scotsman uses "...do do..." true Scotsman The fact that you can find some miserable *** in Yorkshire or New Hampshire who will say it means nothing.

So? Your argument has nothing to do with English grammar or usage - just with your own prejudice.
Einde O'Callaghan
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UC schrieb:

do do? Scooby do? Diddly-do? No true Scotsman uses "...do ... Yorkshire or New Hampshire who will say it means nothing.

So? Your argument has nothing to do with English grammar or usage - just with your own prejudice. Einde O'Callaghan- Hide quoted text - - Show quoted text -

Informed usage, my friend.
I thought it was spelled doodoo. If you mean deep doodoo.

Yes, or "doo-doo". I think "do do" is quite unexceptionable and unambiguous in speech, where a marked variation in stress (and a slight pause between the two words) normally makes the meaning quite clear. In print, however, I guess it verges on the infelicitous (so to speak). But were I to stumble over it I think my initial 'mental pronunciation' might be /do do/, like the female deer of song or the extinct bird at any rate the I'm pretty sure the potty term wouldn't cross my mind.

Odysseus
UC schrieb:
UC schrieb: So? Your argument has nothing to do with ... O'Callaghan- Hide quoted text - - Show quoted text -

Informed usage, my friend.

Misinformed prejudice!
EDinde O'Callaghan
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I thought it was spelled doodoo. If you mean deep doodoo.

Yes, or "doo-doo". I think "do do" is quite unexceptionable and unambiguous in speech, where a marked variation in stress ... the extinct bird at any rate the I'm pretty sure the potty term wouldn't cross my mind. Odysseus

"Do what you do do well boy
Do what you do do we-ell
Give your love and all of your heart
And do what you do do well"
(Ned Miller)
Chris R
Yes, or "doo-doo". I think "do do" is quite ... sure the potty term wouldn't cross my mind. Odysseus

"Do what you do do well boy Do what you do do we-ell Give your love and all of your heart And do what you do do well" (Ned Miller) Chris R

Another song triples it :
"I just love what you do do do".
And some claim the standard British greeting:
"How do you do?" Is either far too personal,
or borderline obscene -:)
John Ramsay filted:
And some claim the standard British greeting: "How do you do?" Is either far too personal, or borderline obscene -:)

British?...I thought Mouth and MacNeal were Dutch..r

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I tend to agree with the other responses that say it's acceptable, but should be used sparingly.

Nonsense.
Never never sell "do do" short. It's a marvelous construction demonstrating erudition and savoir-faire. Do do "do do" as often as possible, especially when it teases.
And remember, as an abbreviation for ditto, "do" cannot be beat.

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