Date: Mon, 26 Jan 1998 08:16:17 -0800 From: Peter Richardson 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."