Date: Tue, 27 Jan 1998 14:42:00 -0500 From: Larry Horn Subject: Re: (yeah, right!)++ At 11:20 AM -0500 1/27/98, Mark Mandel wrote: >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 th >is still a negative. However," he pointed out, "there is no language >wherein a > >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: 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.