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weerover a little something for pedants and... (profanity) (73* d) RE: a little something for pedants and langu 24 Aug 04

There's the story of the language expert who is addressing a group of Glasgow students on the subject of the double negative. He points out that there are circumstances where a double negative can be used correctly as a positive, and informally a double negative can be used and remain a negative, but that there is no circumstance in which a double positive can constitute a negative. At that, a loud Glasgow voice is heard to say, "Aye, right!".


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