Talk:no score

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Technically incorrect? Howso? It means simply that no points have been scored. --Connel MacKenzie 20:25, 20 August 2006 (UTC)

Incorrect because there actually is a score, 0-0. bd2412 T 21:23, 20 August 2006 (UTC)
I also disagree with the usage note. If I say a worthless item has "no value", that's perfectly idiomatic and normal, even though you could argue it has a value of precisely nil. Can we remove the note? Equinox 22:17, 23 February 2017 (UTC)
@Equinox The note reflects a phenomenon that, IMO, belongs at no#Determiner (or Adjective). Other nouns with which no has the same meaning (or usage note), besides score and value, include rank, status, weight, mass, quality. Does that fit with "not any", a definition of no? All of these nouns are used both quantitatively and more-or-less qualitatively or categorically. Eg, An idea has no mass or speed., Some games have no score: they are not competitive..
I certainly favor removing this usage note. I think a usage note may be beneficial at no#Determiner. There are probably other words that have this kind of difference between qualitative/categorical and quantitative interpretation, as I seem to remember coming across this before. Analogous situations have created specialized "technical" definitions for terms like not, or, and. DCDuring TALK 15:07, 24 February 2017 (UTC)
For now, I have just added a usage example at no#Determiner. This seems SoP to me. DCDuring TALK 15:14, 24 February 2017 (UTC)


Moved from "there is no score" to "no score" per RfV discussion. Cheers! bd2412 T 07:34, 23 August 2006 (UTC)