I came across this post on Facebook:

"Well, if it makes you feel any better..."

It doesn't, and nor do I think you intended it to.

Can "nor" be used after "and" like that? Doesn't look right to me.

Personally, I would go with:

It doesn't, nor do I think you intended it to.

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    I'm with you. Nix to and nor.
    – Dan Bron
    Jun 2, 2016 at 15:39
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    I believe in AmE, "and + nor" is not really acceptable. It's heard in BrE fairly often, though more so with "neither", as in I doesn't, and neither do I think ...
    – BillJ
    Jun 2, 2016 at 17:33
  • Perfectly commonplace and unremarkable to me. Nor is semantically equivalent to not… either, and in cases where the latter would require a coordinator, that coordinator can be added before nor as well. If it’s a but, it’s even required: “It’s not good, but not is it bad” really doesn’t work the same without but. May 9, 2019 at 20:40
  • To this Brit, either form is acceptable. When spoken, I think the latter (without "and") requires a longer break/pause than does the and form.
    – TrevorD
    May 9, 2019 at 22:49

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No. "Nor" is a conjunction, like "and". You wouldn't say "and and" or "but and"

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    Sorry, Bob, I made a typo. Here it is again: When combined with the coordinator "and", "nor" is best regarded as a connective adverb
    – BillJ
    Jun 2, 2016 at 17:37
  • In AmE, I gather it's rare. But in BrE it's heard sometimes, though "neither" is more common: The Germans haven't replied and nor/neither have the French.
    – BillJ
    Jun 2, 2016 at 17:40
  • This is the second time today that "(primarily UK)" has bit me in the butt. :) You're correct.
    – Bob Stout
    Jun 2, 2016 at 17:40
  • But ... but ... but ...!
    – Hot Licks
    May 7, 2019 at 23:55

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