A linguistics lecturer in Herefordshire was lecturing his class.
"In English," he said, "a double negative forms a positive. However, in some languages, such as Russian, a double negative remains a negative."
He paused for a moment to ensure they followed his line of thought.
"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 said, "Yeah, right."
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