ivanov_p (ivanov_p) wrote,
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During a lecture the Oxford linguistic philosopher J. L. Austin made the claim that although a double
negative in English Implies a positive meaning, there i5 no language In which a double positive Implies a
negative. To which the philosopher Sidney Morgenbesser responded in a dismissive tone, "Yeah, yeah".

Из книги: Inside Jokes: using humor to reverse-englneer the mind I Matthew M. Hurley, Daniel C. Dennett. and Reginald B. Adams. 2011.
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