31 July 2010

A groaner of a linguistics joke

A linguistics professor was lecturing to his class. "In English," he said, "A double negative forms a positive. However, there is no language wherein a double positive can form a negative."

A voice from the back of the room piped up, 'Yeah, right.

10 comments:

James Higham said...

I used to tell that one to my students.

Gledwood said...

Aye, aye!

Gledwood said...

ps you didn't mean to spell joke with an L...?

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susan said...

Most amusing :-)

Sreisaat said...

Harharhar! I know of someone who always sit at the back of the class and gives retorts like that.
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Claude said...

Maybe he was a cross-eyed teacher who couldn't control his pupils.

nursemyra said...

ha! that brought a smile to my face

jams o donnell said...

Glad you liked it! THanks for the hint Gledwood. I have changed the typo!

Liz said...

Clever.

jams o donnell said...

Glad you liked it Liz!