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Re: Double negatives

Christopher Doty (suomichris@gmail.com)



I don't really know what you're saying here...  That "I never want no
pie" can be used to mean "I always want pie".....???

On Mon, Nov 30, 2009 at 12:09, Eric Koske <krenath@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Mon, Nov 30, 2009 at 3:00 PM, Christopher Doty <suomichris@gmail.com>wrote:
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>>  In no dialect of English does "I never want no pie" mean "I always want
>> pie."  "I never want no pie" = "I never want any pie" in Standard English.
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> Um, no.
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> That's common English.  We're talking about Standard English.
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