Saturday, 9 June 2012

Grammar Joke, Who'd of Thunk it?

Being honest, I had to read this a couple of times, but when the penny dropped it made me laugh out loud.

A Letter  to the Financial Times

Michael Skapinker refers to the use of double negatives. I am reminded of the linguistics professor addressing his class who said: "A double negative will convey a positive; a negative and a positive in conjunction will convey a negative; but two positives in conjunction will never convey a negative." Whereupon a voice from the back of the room piped up: "Yeah right."

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