Talk:no one

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Usage note[edit]

"noone" for "no one" is an all too common misspelling. There should be a Usage note on this, but I don't know how to add that. User:BlankVerse 01:00, 21 September 2006 (UTC)

Common enough perhaps for listed in alternative spellings (though would certainly need disclaimer about subject to correction and something about how informal a spelling it is). About the page itself, where does this nonsense about no one being more polite than nobody come from? I've analyzed what I think about a sentence after replacing nobody with no one and I can't find any change in meaning except the idiomatic expression "you're a nobody", which is equivalent to the idiomatic expression "you're no one". I would put a "can we verify this sense" thingy, but I don't know how to create that template.Scotty Zebulon 01:30, 22 January 2009 (UTC)
That is done with {{rfv-sense}}. I agree, I have heard some people claim that no one/someone/anyone is more educated and formal usage than nobody/somebody/anybody, but that’s nonsense. One is as good as the other. —Stephen 01:43, 22 January 2009 (UTC)