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Hi, is it possible to reply "No ways!" to someone thanking you, if you want to be particularly emphatic, or is it inappropriate/out of place?

Example:

A. Thank you so much for helping with the kids while my wife was sick!

B. No ways! Everybody would have done that in my place!

Thank you :)
 
  • ewie

    Senior Member
    English English
    :eek::eek::eek: I (personally) can't imagine doing that, Chip. I might (just about) manage to reply No probs, but never No ways.
     

    PaulQ

    Senior Member
    UK
    English - England
    1. The idiom is "No way!", not "No ways!"
    2. "No way! Everybody would have done that in my place!" is wrong: it is not idiomatic.

    No way = emphatic no.

    A: "Would you like to eat this dead cat?"
    B: "No way!"
     

    Smauler

    Senior Member
    British English
    "No ways!" is occasionally used to express excessive/mock surprise, but is not common. More often it's used to parody those who use "No way!" too much. It's not that common even then.
     
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