Should I say "No termites rust or rot"? Or should it be "No termites rust NOR rot"? Thanks

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"Termites neither rust nor rot."


"No termites either rust or rot."

LATER: But see the much more plausible interpetation by @Cascabel in the comments which follow.

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    I think the OP wanted "No termites, rust, or rot." – Cascabel Jun 13 '17 at 11:38
  • That's a plausible variant I didn't think of. You should re-post it as an answer and get proper credit for it! (Decontextualized statements are a pain to decode.) Isn't there a biblical reference behind it somewhere? – Robin Hamilton Jun 13 '17 at 12:19
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    I rather think it is an advertisement for a house? apartment? gardening supplies? Who can tell without better context. – Cascabel Jun 13 '17 at 18:01
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    Spot on! I've now upticked both your comments. You're clearly correct in your inference. I really ought to delete my answer, but I'll leave it as is, with your corrections. – Robin Hamilton Jun 13 '17 at 18:27
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    @aparente001 I did ponder this at the time, but finally plumped for Answer rather than Comment. I'll keep this in mind for the future. (I think one factor was Comments are a pain to format.) Ta! RH – Robin Hamilton Jun 14 '17 at 15:03

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