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Context: a former swordsman takes his daughter to attend kendo lessons. She doesn't seem happy, so he reminds her that she decided herself to go, at which che replies:

んだよ!とーさんがさんざん剣がどうのって話ばっかするからだろ!!

What is the meaning of どうの? I found an example on Kenkyusha dictionary suggesting it can be used in lists:

色がどうのデザインがどうのと彼女は文句ばかりつけている.

She's forever complaining; if it isn't the color, it's the design or something else.

Is this the way it was used in my sentence? Thank you for your help!

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It's the same as どうこう or どうのこうの explained in this question. It replaces a (subjectively) unimportant part of the sentence like "blah blah". In this case, the father has told her a long story about 剣, but she is thinking what he said was unimportant to her.

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Apparently どうの is short for どうのこうの which means "this and that", "to keep talking incessantly about something", "to keep complaining". In negative sentences it means "anything".

Examples from プログレッシブ和英中辞典:

どうのこうのとうるさく言うな。
Stop nagging.
このことについてはどうのこうの言う権利はない。
I have no right to say anything about the matter.

https://dictionary.goo.ne.jp/word/en/どうの/#je-53469
https://dictionary.goo.ne.jp/word/en/どうのこうの/#je-53470
https://dictionary.goo.ne.jp/jn/156614/meaning/m0u/どうの/

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