Posts tagged language
“In English,” Professor Austin said, “a double negative forms a positive. However, in some languages, such as Russian, a double negative remains a negative. But there isn’t a single language, not one, in which a double positive can express a negative.”
A voice from the back of the room piped up, “Yeah, right.”
My absolutely favourite expression ever is “asscheeks akimbo.” I don’t think I’ll ever get to say it in conversation.