Double positives can't make a negative?

A linguistics professor was lecturing 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, there is no language wherein a double positive can form a negative.' A loud voice from the back of the room piped up, 'Yeah, right.'

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    But if he isn't sarcastic (which I suppose he is), it's not a negative. So this fails.

    • xway
    • April 5, 2010, 8:33 am
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    In my language, double positive is actually.. Negative. I am confused.

    • Katt
    • April 7, 2010, 10:19 am
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    rofl, had to think but i got it. Yeah = pos. Right = pos. But its sarcasm = negative

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    Okay then

    • peace
    • February 14, 2010, 7:15 am
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    Your doing a SUPER GREAT job.

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