Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Positively Negative

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 a kid in the back of the room, name of Doug, said, "Yeah, right."


Esteve said...

Funny, but not talking snail funny.

Rodger the Real King of France said...

Sigh,there's just one talking snail to go around.

Anonymous said...

iirc, the original punchline was "Yeah, yeah"

pdwalker said...

"Yeah, right" is a better punchline

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