"n00b" while statement problem

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    "n00b" while statement problem

    Hi am trying to write a statement that checks a string using a while statment.

    Basically while varA is not equal to "a" or "b" or "c" say "not a, b or c. try again"

    Here is my first go.

    Code:
    while (thing.me != "A" || "B" || "C") {
    		cout << "Not A B or C" << endl << "try it again" << endl;
    		cin >> thing.me;
    	};
    This does not work. If I take out the B and C bit then it works. If not it always says that it isn't A B or C. What am I doing wrong?

    Thanks

    Ironfistchamp

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    We wish a compiler was that smart.

    while (thing.me != "A" && thing.me != "B" && thing.me != "C")

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    Hehe thanks very much. I am sure you will be hearing a lot more from me with more obvious questions .

    Thanks again

    Ironfistchamp

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