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The Double Negatives Thread. Don't Not Open This.

Thu Jul 07, 2011 6:05 pm

So I wasn't just inspired to not post this by something I saw in another thread (thanks Revelation and DocLighting!   ).

It made me not not think about what couldn't be communicated without a clear sequence of what you aren't trying to say, or more accurately not say.    And whether people would end up not finding they can't communicate this way and not have no fun while doing so.

I don't know if this won't fail or of it won't end up not succeeding badly (re-reading what I just wrote I am guessing not the former) .

So without no further ado, let the lack of clarity begin....

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RE: The Double Negatives Thread. Don't Not Open This.

Thu Jul 07, 2011 6:11 pm

Quoting tugger (Thread starter):
let the lack of clarity begin....

This thread don't mean nothing...

[Edited 2011-07-07 11:13:08]
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RE: The Double Negatives Thread. Don't Not Open This.

Thu Jul 07, 2011 6:13 pm

This thread aint no good.
 
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RE: The Double Negatives Thread. Don't Not Open This.

Thu Jul 07, 2011 6:16 pm

Quoting Confuscius (Reply 1):
This thread don't mean nothing...
Quoting airkas1 (Reply 2):
This thread aint no good.

Unfortunately this has become such everyday usage that a lot of people will be scratching their head thinking "I don't got no idea what's happening"
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RE: The Double Negatives Thread. Don't Not Open This.

Thu Jul 07, 2011 6:26 pm

Don't leave nothing unsaid.
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RE: The Double Negatives Thread. Don't Not Open This.

Thu Jul 07, 2011 6:31 pm

I'm not unwell thank you.
 
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RE: The Double Negatives Thread. Don't Not Open This.

Thu Jul 07, 2011 6:43 pm

I find it impossible not to care less..
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RE: The Double Negatives Thread. Don't Not Open This.

Thu Jul 07, 2011 7:04 pm

Quoting tugger (Thread starter):
Don't Not Open This.

Well crap. I guess I didn't fail to not read this part.   

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RE: The Double Negatives Thread. Don't Not Open This.

Thu Jul 07, 2011 7:30 pm

I wasn't not watching my friend not not playing a game that may or may not have been football on either Thursday or not Thursday. He didn't not make 2 TD catches, and we went out after to not not have a beer. I totally didn't didn't have a great afternoon!
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RE: The Double Negatives Thread. Don't Not Open This.

Thu Jul 07, 2011 8:15 pm

O no here we don't go again!
 
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RE: The Double Negatives Thread. Don't Not Open This.

Thu Jul 07, 2011 8:18 pm

I ain't got no clue what's going on here.

Meanwhile, in a classroom far, far away...
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"I ain't got no pen, miss!"
"No, Johnny. I have no pen. You have no pen. They have no pens."
"Well who's got all the fucking pens then, miss?"
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RE: The Double Negatives Thread. Don't Not Open This.

Thu Jul 07, 2011 8:34 pm

I don't want him to not be happy.
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RE: The Double Negatives Thread. Don't Not Open This.

Thu Jul 07, 2011 8:35 pm

This thread is double plus ungood.
 
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RE: The Double Negatives Thread. Don't Not Open This.

Fri Jul 08, 2011 12:15 am

Spanish grammar actually requires negative constructs that wouldn't not be considered incorrect in English.
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RE: The Double Negatives Thread. Don't Not Open This.

Fri Jul 08, 2011 5:30 am

It isn't uninteresting that in Spanish, a double-negative doesn't not mean it's a positive.

So in Spanish it is not perfectly unacceptable to say: "I don't want nothing."
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RE: The Double Negatives Thread. Don't Not Open This.

Fri Jul 08, 2011 6:14 am

Doc - what didn't I just not say?
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RE: The Double Negatives Thread. Don't Not Open This.

Fri Jul 08, 2011 7:55 am

Quoting Airstud (Reply 15):

I am not unapologetic.
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RE: The Double Negatives Thread. Don't Not Open This.

Fri Jul 08, 2011 5:22 pm

Quoting Airstud (Reply 13):
Spanish grammar actually requires negative constructs that wouldn't not be considered incorrect in English.
Quoting DocLightning (Reply 14):
It isn't uninteresting that in Spanish, a double-negative doesn't not mean it's a positive.

So in Spanish it is not perfectly unacceptable to say: "I don't want nothing."
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