Date: Tue, 27 Jan 1998 14:42:00 -0500
From: Larry Horn laurence.horn[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]YALE.EDU
Subject: Re: (yeah, right!)++
At 11:20 AM -0500 1/27/98, Mark Mandel wrote:
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
is still a negative. However," he pointed out, "there is no language
A voice from the back of the room piped up, "Yeah. Right."
This is also told of Feynman.
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And, as I noted the last couple of times we've had this thread, the "voice
in the back" has also been attributed to the philosopher Saul Kripke of
Princeton, or--most convincingly--to the philosopher Sidney Morganbesser of
Columbia. Since I vasn't dere, Charley, dese could all be urban legends
for all I know.