Talk:hide nor hair

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The grammatically correct expression is "neither hide nor hair". The example presented is syntactically incorrect. The Twain quotation is grammatically wrong, but that's colloquial speech and is certainly intentional.

WRONG: He retired last June, and none of his coworkers have seen hide nor hair of him since.

RIGHT: He retired last June, and his coworkers have seen neither hide nor hair of him since.

--EDS

How are you defining 'right' and 'wrong' here? Mglovesfun (talk) 15:46, 14 March 2013 (UTC)