Linguistics - Double Negative
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March 30, 2005 San Jose, Cost Rica

 

A linguistics professor was lecturing to his class.

"In English," he said, "a double negative forms a positive. In some languages, though, such as Spanish, a double negative is still a negative. However, there is no language wherein a double positive can form a negative."

A voice from the back of the room piped up, "Yeah, right."

 

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