[Ads-l] Hypernegation in the Times

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Thu Jan 19 12:16:35 EST 2017


> On Jan 19, 2017, at 12:08 PM, Ben Zimmer <bgzimmer at gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> Now fixed online, though Mark Liberman was able to screenshot the original
> on Google News.
> 
> http://languagelog.ldc.upenn.edu/nll/?p=30492

I’m not surprised--indeed, Mark’s quick strike capacity is why I cc’d him on my post.  I figured the hypernegation wouldn’t be around indefinitely, whether or not Mr. Sessions is.

But was he able to screenshot the original, or to screenshoot it?  

LH

> 
> On Thu, Jan 19, 2017 at 8:16 AM, Laurence Horn <laurence.horn at yale.edu>
> wrote:
> 
>> “I am not sure women or people with different sexual orientations face
>> that kind of discrimination. I just don’t see it,” Mr. Sessions said,
>> denying that he was not anti-gay or anti-women.
>> https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/19/us/politics/civil-
>> rights-justice-department-donald-trump.html
>> 
>> 
>> (Called to my attention by Paul Postal)
>> 
>> (Cf. "First he denied you had in him no right." [Comedy of Errors IV.ii])
>> 
>> 
>> 
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