Thursday, 29 March 2007

LINGUISTIC KNICKERTWIST

With Szwagier, Yellow Duck and Zola all keeping a wary eye open for burrow solecisms, we have been hesitating whether or not to post this one - but have decided to take the plunge:


A linguistics professor was lecturing the class.

"In English," he explained, "a double negative forms a positive. In some languages, such as Russian, a double negative is still a negative."

"However," the professor continued, "there is no language wherein a double positive can form a negative."

Immediately, a voice from the back of the room piped up: "Yeah..... right...."

3 comments:

trousers said...

Well I'm glad you did post it, it really tickled me!

zola said...

good to see anticant well piped up.

What yer on Antiweedle?

lavenderblue said...

same as us,Spring is in the air,and in trousers.........