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."