A Double Positive Expressing a Negative
Smiles | February 15, 2015, Sunday // 14:02
An MIT linguistics professor was lecturing his class the other day.
"In English," he said, "a double negative forms a positive. However, in some languages, such as Russian, a double negative remains a negative. But there isn't a single language, not one, in which a double positive can express a negative."
A voice from the back of the room said, "Yeah, right."
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