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In a message dated 6/8/2008 19:20:26 PM Central Daylight Time, 
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> I use positive "any" for this, eg. "I know anything about string
> theory" -- meaning that I know a tiny little bit about string theory,
> but not much. The only problem I can see with this strategy is that "I
> know anything about string theory" could also be parsed as "I know
> absolutely everything about string theory", parallel with eg. "I can
> do anything!". But I've never had anyone interpret it the wrong way,
> 

I, for one, interpreted it the way you didn't intend it, and don't think it 
can be used the way you want.  Do you have any other examples?  

stevo   </HTML>