Date: Tue, 27 Jan 1998 11:20:17 -0500
From: Mark Mandel Mark[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]DRAGONSYS.COM
Subject: (yeah, right!)++
Peter Richardson prichard[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]LINFIELD.EDU wrote:
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."
This is also told of Feynman.
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