Date: Mon, 26 Jan 1998 08:16:17 -0800
From: Peter Richardson prichard[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]LINFIELD.EDU
Subject: yeah, right! (fwd)
I can't remember whether this swept by on the ADS list recently. Just in
case it didn't, though:
Subject: Double positive,Huh?
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 a Russian, a double negative is still a
negative. However," he pointed out, "there is no language wherein a
double positive can form a negative."
A voice from the back of the room piped up, "Yeah. Right."