Date: Tue, 27 Jan 1998 11:20:17 -0500 From: Mark Mandel Subject: (yeah, right!)++ Peter Richardson wrote: >>>>>>>> [snip] 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. Mark A. Mandel : Senior Linguist : mark[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] Dragon Systems, Inc. : speech recognition : +1 617 965-5200 320 Nevada St., Newton, MA 02160, USA : Personal home page: