Date: Fri, 29 May 1998 09:04:38 +0900
From: Daniel Long
Subject: Friday humor

Y'all might've heard this, but I thought it was cute.
Danny Long

A linguistics professor was lecturing to his 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 classroom piped up, "Yeah, right."

Daniel Long, Associate Professor tel +81-6-723-8297
Japanese Language Research Center fax +81-6-723-8302
Osaka Shoin Women's College dlong[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]
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Higashi-Osaka-shi, Osaka Japan 577-8550