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    Syria-Russia border? WTF?

    British officials insisted that in private Putin had declared no personal allegiance to Assad, but needed assurances that Syria would not turn into an ungoverned space on Russia's borders if he were removed.
    What could it possibly mean? Russia ain't got no borders with Syria!
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    I guess it means just close to borders as it is not "at the border" but "on the border"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Man About Town View Post
    What could it possibly mean? Russia ain't got no borders with Syria!
    I’m not an insider, but I guess some of Syria’s neighbors might have decided to enter the Commonwelth of Independent States or even join Russia. Who knows…. How's it a problem, btw?

    PS.Sorry, I have two questions about your sentence.
    1.In what way “ain’t got” is different from “doesn't have” here?
    2. Why do you use the double negation structure in the sentence (“ain’t” and “no”)?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hoax View Post
    I guess it means just close to borders as it is not "at the border" but "on the border"
    Ok, let's go with this explanation, probably you are right.


    Quote Originally Posted by diogen_ View Post
    I’m not an insider, but I guess some of Syria’s neighbors might have decided to enter the Commonwelth of Independent States or even join Russia. Who knows…. How's it a problem, btw?
    I don't think it's by any stretch a feasible prospect...

    PS.Sorry, I have two questions about your sentence.
    1.In what way “ain’t got” is different from “doesn't have” here?
    2. Why do you use the double negation structure in the sentence (“ain’t” and “no”)?
    1. It's a slang for "doesn't/don't have".
    2. Because it's kind of a set expression "ain't got no/nothing".
    3. I should probably avoid using this sort of redneck language, but I use it sometimes just for kicks.
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