"I don't like neither of you" -> In this sentence I think the meaning is that the person doesn't dislike any of the other people.

"I haven't done it neither" -> This is just a confusing double negative, meaning, I haven't done it not either, so I've done it, right? (I'll never ever say this, don't worry)

"She isn't cute nor pretty" -> And this is where I'm confused, I think the meaning of this sentence is that she is neither cute nor pretty. But I don't know if nor can be used with a negative statement before, because it might be changing the meaning of the sentence (??? -> I'm not sure if what I've said about changing the meaning of the sentence is correct)

"I don't like either tomatoes or beans" -> I like neither of them, right?

"I either don't like tomatoes or beans" -> If somehow I could choose what to like and what not to like, this sentece would mean that I had chose between one of them, right?

"I either don't like tomatoes or I don't like beans" -> The meaning is basically the as the previous one.

And that's it, keep in mind that all these senteces have just been made up, so they might seem a little out of logical context, like the tomatoes and beans ones. I'd like to know if I'm correct about the meaning of these sentences.

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    The "sentences" are not grammatical, though found in speech. Double negatives are a common departure from strict grammar. Use of words, inappropriate by standard English but more popular, also happens often. One should not attempt to draw inferences from these sentences in isolation as they do not conform to rules. They are passable in speech as the context possibly helps. – Kris Sep 20 '14 at 11:35

"I don't like neither of you" indicates the speaker is addressing two individuals, and that he/she dislikes both of them.

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