(Literature) Double or Triple Negatives

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Some quick and urgent questions:

Is the phrase "You better not never tell nobody" an example of a double negative or a triple negative?

Do these negatives cancel eachother out to create an affirmative?

Just getting a bit confused. Thank you
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I think it’s two because not and never are referring to the same idea. Nobody is about a different noun whereas the other two are about one noun - not doing.

Hope this makes sense and helps a bit?

( I’m not a literature student btw, just to make it clear)
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Not, never, nobody. I'd say triple
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