Author: Simon Walter Date: To: dng Subject: Re: [DNG] double negative
On 12/26/20 2:31 AM, Hendrik Boom wrote: > On Fri, Dec 25, 2020 at 10:07:57AM -0500, Steve Litt wrote:
>> On Fri, 25 Dec 2020 00:18:55 -0800
>> Rick Moen <rick@???> wrote:
>>> Quoting Didier Kryn (kryn@???):
>>>> Just to remind, if you forgot it.
>>>> There's one known case where double positive means negative:
>>> "Yeah, yeah."
>>> (The gag may not travel well, so: At least in some USA regions,
>>> the phrase "Yeah, yeah" is something of a dismissive phrase with
>>> meaning at least bordering on denial.)
>> Here's what I want to know...
>> Why is the first word of any answer to any question asked of self
>> defined intellectuals "so"?
> To give them time to think.
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