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Double negative

A linguistics professor was lecturing his class: "In English," he explained, a double negative forms a positive. In some languages, though, a double negative is still a negative. However," the professor continued, "there is no language wherein a double positive can form a negative."

A voice from the back of the room piped up, "Yeah, right."


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