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Author: aitor
To: dng
Subject: Re: [DNG] double negative
Dear dear Ralph,

On 26/12/20 10:49, Ralph Ronnquist via Dng wrote:
> On 26/12 10:19, Simon Walter wrote:
>> 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:
>>>>>> C++
>>>>>      "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.
>> Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year?
> One might suggest, use instead instead of but but but instead of not
> but not instead of clarity, or not.

In basque, the right way to say "John and me went swimming" is "John eta
biok...", which literally translates as "John and both".
According to the historical note of the double afirmation, John goes
twice to the swimming pool and i wonder if he really goes...