(M) Chris Lott 2023-03-02 17:24:54

Great article by ‪@stancarey‬ on "double negatives":

> Negative concord is not a flaw in the countless varieties of English that use it. It’s a systematic, age-old grammatical feature with pragmatic or expressive purpose. Double negatives generally only ‘cancel out’ in contexts where that intent is obvious, or in dubious fantasies of a more orderly tongue.

Check it out: stancarey.wordpress.com/2023/0

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(M) Chris Lott 2023-03-02 11:38:31

In this age of abundance, why bother with negative (unless one has the chops to elevate it to a withering art form)? There's so much out there, I have no need to be told what *not* to take in. Just share the good stuff. I also find the fact that believe (and thus make) themselves impervious to changing their minds, which is intrinsic to the wares they purvey, more than a little questionable.

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