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Friday, August 22, 2008
The Linguistics Professor
A linguistics professor was lecturing his class the other day. "In English," he said, "a double negative forms a positive. However, in some languages, such as Russian, a double negative remains a negative. But there isn't a single language, not one, in which a double positive can express a negative."A voice from the back of the room retorted, "Yeah, right."