Date: Mon, 8 Jan 1996 21:29:21 -0700 From: Rudy Troike Subject: Re: Budge Having had to budge from time to time, as a department head, when the Provost pushed hard enough, I would say that is not a negative-polarity item, but it clearly implies, when not accompanied by the negative, some resistance to willing movement, so there is an inherent negative implication. --Rudy Troike (rtroike[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]