and no woman will not come within 1 mile of you

The other person wanted to say - no woman will come within a mile around you.

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  • What made you suspect it was not? – Kris Jul 19 '13 at 6:00
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    Not a real question. Classic NARQ. – Kris Jul 19 '13 at 6:00

Yes, that seems like a straightforward example of a double negative.

It's probably worth noting, however, that "within a mile of you" is the usual phrase in this context; "within a mile [or whatever distance] around you" is seldom heard in native English speech. A grammatically correct and natural-sounding way of expressing your point is

No woman will come within a mile of you.

  • As an additional note, the double negative as it stands in the original quote seems very unnatural to me. If I were to use a double negative in that sentence (in a very colloquial manner, as double negatives are), I would never say ‘will not’, but rather ‘won’t’. I’d probably also add ‘ain’t’ at the head of the clause: And ain’t no woman won’t come within a mile of you (or something along those lines). ‘Will not’ seems oddly formal for a double negative. – Janus Bahs Jacquet Jul 17 '13 at 10:47

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