hypernegation on Monday Night Football

Cohen, Gerald Leonard gcohen at MST.EDU
Tue Nov 13 17:48:44 UTC 2012

Ah, another blend: "I can't say I disagree with him" + "I don't disagree with him."

Bless him.

Gerald Cohen
Original message from: Laurence Horn, November 12, 2012 9:36 PM:
Jon Gruden on penalty called against Kansas City Chiefs lineman, negating a touchdown: "Left tackle Branden Alpert, he doesn't like this call at all, and I can't say I don't disagree with him".  Meaning, of course, that he can't say he disagrees.

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