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A pedantic instructor of English grammar at a university was teaching his class, and the question of double negatives came up. As he was one who liked showing off a little, whenever the opportunity arose to display any knowledge of other languages other than English, he would invariably take that opportunity—even if the random bit of knowledge he was going to share didn’t lead to anything particularly useful.

And so, when he had finished the question of double negatives in English, that truth being that our language functions like algebra, and each negative cancels out the previous one, he decided to explain that in Greek, it doesn’t work that way. In Greek, multiplying negatives serves as an intensifier. Thus you could say that you did “not not buy the steak dinner,” and it would mean that you really didn’t. In English, if you said you did not not buy it, that would leave open the possibility that you did.

Having explained this, the instructor was kind of stuck, not knowing how to land his little rabbit trail, and so he then shrugged, and said, “But in no language do two positives make something negative.”

And that was when a voice came from the back of the classroom. “Yeah, right.”

Unexpectedly . . .

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Dave
Dave
3 months ago

Use the backdoor.

Elizabeth
Elizabeth
3 months ago

Appalachia rules!

Alison
Alison
3 months ago

Sin is crouching at the door, and it desires to consume you.

Roger
Roger
3 months ago

The ssssign ssssayssss do not dissssturb . . .

Trey
Trey
3 months ago

But if you do not do what is right, sin lies at your door; it desires to have you, but you must rule over it.

Bernard Hampton
3 months ago

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Amanda
Amanda
3 months ago

Change my mind.

Joshua Lister
Joshua Lister
3 months ago

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JP Stuart
JP Stuart
3 months ago

Hi! I’m Doug. Welcome to Christ Church .

kyriosity
kyriosity
3 months ago

Gertrude was waiting for us at the door, always eager to exercise her gift of hissssspitality.

Jeff H
Jeff H
3 months ago

‘Did God really say…..??’

Mert Nixon
Mert Nixon
3 months ago

“hack Agag to pieces.”

kyriosity
kyriosity
3 months ago

No sssssoliccccitorsssss.

B
B
3 months ago

Behold I stand at the door and knock… wait!

Robert
Robert
3 months ago

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Last edited 3 months ago by Robert