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The Negative Double Positive

Discussion in 'Fun Stuff' started by protolife, Jul 11, 2018.

  1. protolife

    protolife Registered User

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    An MIT 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 piped up,

    'Yeah, right.'
     
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    amp3d Registered User

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    I like this!
     
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    He could have said, 'OK...sure'. :D