(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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