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I have no idea if this belongs here or elsewhere, so forgive me administrator if I am wrong.

How about words that mean the smallest quantity or even nothing.

Iota (one of my favorites)
Nil
Nada
Zilch
etc.??????
 
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Jot
Tittle
Zero
Nothingness
Naught
Nowt
Cipher
Void

That'll do for now...
 
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a pinch
a tinch
a wee bit
a goose egg
 
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"Tittle"

Sounds to me like the smallest size of brassiere.
 
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Kallah asks about small quantities, as well as about nothingness.

It's a very odd thing- / As odd as can be-
That whatever Miss T. eats / Turns into Miss T.;
Porridge and apples, / Mince, muffins and mutton,
Jam, junket, jumbles- / Not a rap, not a button
It matters; the moment / They're out of her plate,
Though shared by Miss Butcher / And sour Mr. Bate;
Tiny and cheerful, / And neat as can be,
Whatever Miss T. eats / Turns into Miss T.

--- Walter de la Mare
 
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a tad
doodley squat!
 
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Snake eyes

Bupkiss (did I spell that right?)

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This reminds me soooooooooooooooo much of my son:

BASSANIO speaks:
Gratiano speaks an infinite deal of nothing, more than any man in all Venice. His reasons are as two grains of wheat hid in two bushels of chaff: you shall seek all day ere you find them, and when you have them, they are not worth the search.



From William Shakespeare's "The Merchant of Venice" Act one, Scene one:


(My son can tell a simple story that goes on for hours!) roll eyes
 
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Saw this in the news tonight...and it was a new word to me: nadir. It says when you have reached rock bottom, feel free to wallow in the word nadir. It is the opposite of the word zenith. Hmmmmmmmm..new to me and thought I would share it with you!
 
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I just thought of a few more....

Zip

Othing-nay wink

Bugger-all!


And to quote the bard: "It is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury signifying nothing."
Macbeth, William Shakespeare - Act V Scene V
 
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"It is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury signifying
nothing."
Macbeth, William Shakespeare - Act V Scene V
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Shakespeare was prescient. He has described current radio, television, and print news reporting. frown
 
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