Hell to the no

New expression learned at the Shell (which is why one goes to the Shell, not the BP): “hell to the no”, as in hell to the power of no.

Man had said “hell no”, then to emphasize the true extent of his negation, repeated it with the intensifier: hell to the no. Said it perfectly naturally and spontaneously too – in fact, because such a thing cannot be said without spontaneity, I can’t really claim to have learned it. [I was mistaken: such a thing can be said without spontaneity: see.]

This is why one goes to The Shell. The BP is where more reasonable, less spontaneous people go, because it’s more up-to-date, better maintained and the gas is around ten cents cheaper. A lot of lottery ticket buyers favor The Shell. The man who said hell to the no took a chance and won.

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