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English Lecture

Friday, November 16, 2012

A linguistics professor was lecturing to his English class one day. "In English," he said, "A double negative forms a positive. In some languages, though, such as Russian, 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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ALICERIEGER 11/17/2012 1:53PM

    Thanks

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DALID414 11/16/2012 12:59PM

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NAYPOOIE 11/16/2012 12:53PM

    yep

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WOUBBIE 11/16/2012 8:21AM

    LOL!

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AMALIA8 11/16/2012 7:40AM

    LOL. So true. It is dependent on tone of voice but still double positive meaning a negative. Thanks for sharing!

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SUSANBEAMON 11/16/2012 3:47AM

  but you have to use the right tone.

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LUNA_81 11/16/2012 3:43AM

  In Japanese a single negative is negative, a double negative is positive, and a triple negative is negative. It's just like math, but it can get confusing keeping track of all those negatives.

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