_everybody didn't know_

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Sat Oct 8 06:49:25 UTC 2011

On Fri, Oct 7, 2011 at 12:37 PM, Jonathan Lighter
<wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Nobody doesn't like Sara Lee.

This was spontaneous? I didn't know.

Some putz once speculated that BE speakers must misinterpret this
advertising slogan, given that the double-negative doesn't make a
positive for them.

Of course, that's entirely correct. The perspicacity demonstrated is
absolutely astonishing.

All say, "How hard it is that we have to die!"---a strange complaint
to come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
-Mark Twain

The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

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