Saturday, July 17, 2010

Some accepted truths need to be looked at differently.

A linguistics professor was lecturing to his class one day. "In English," he said, "a double negative forms a positive. In some languages though, such as Russian, a double negative is still a negative. However," he pointed out, "there is no language wherein a double positive can form a negative."

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

1 comment:

  1. hahahaha! Good one, how many people got that?

    Hey, speaking of grammar, can you recommend a good writing format reference book. As in the manuscript needs to be double-spaced, dialogue should be indented 1 inch from the right margin, etc.

    Thanks!

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