(neither) nor

Gerald Cohen gcohen at UMR.EDU
Tue May 8 20:33:58 UTC 2007

Maybe the following well-known quote from The Ruba'iyat of Omar Khayyam is
relevant here (although it has "nor" three times):

"The Moving Finger writes; and, having writ, / Moves on: nor all thy Piety
nor Wit / Shall lure it back to cancel half a Line, / Nor all thy Tears wash
out a Word of it."

Gerald Cohen

The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

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