Suspended over the highway leading into Albany, Georgia is a blazing red road sign reading "NO". There is no indication of what one is not supposed to do, or what there may be none of in the area. It simply hangs there in space, bereft of any context, eternally telling motorists NO.

I think it's meant to remind visitors that they are in the Bible Belt.

"No matter what it is you're planning on doing, whatever tomfoolery you're thinking of getting up to, the answer is NO. Just plain...NO."

Common abbreviation for New Orleans. Also seen written as NOLA, meaning New Orleans, Louisiana.

No (?), a. [OE. no, non, the same word as E. none; cf. E. a, an. See None.]

Not any; not one; none.

Let there be no strife ... between me and thee. Gen. xiii. 8.

That goodness is no name, and happiness no dream. Byron.

In Old England before a vowel the form non or noon was used. "No man." "Noon apothercary."

Chaucer.

 

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No, adv. [OE. no, na, AS. na; ne not + a ever. AS. ne is akin to OHG. ni, Goth. ni, Russ. ne, Ir., Gael. & W. ni, L. ne, gr. nh (in comp.), Skr. na, and also to E. prefix un-. &root; 193. See Aye, and cf. Nay, Not, Nice, Nefarious.]

Nay; not; not at all; not in any respect or degree; -- a word expressing negation, denial, or refusal. Before or after another negative, no is emphatic.

We do no otherwise than we are willed. Shak.

I am perplx'd and doubtful whether or no I dare accept this your congratulation. Coleridge.

There is none righteous, no, not one. Rom. iii. 10.

No! Nay, Heaven forbid. Coleridge.

 

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No (?), n.; pl. Noes ().

1.

A refusal by use of the wordd no; a denial.

2.

A negative vote; one who votes in the negative; as, to call for the ayes and noes; the noes have it.

 

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