Writing funnies

Chucklesome writerly tidbits courtesy of Nienke over on The Writing Life (her formatting is nicer than the site she magpied them from).  I think my favourite has to be the one about the double negatives:

A linguistics professor was lecturing to his English class one day. “In English,” he said, “a double negative forms a positive. In some languages, though, such as Russian, a double negative is still a negative. However, there is no language wherein a double positive can form a negative.”

A voice from the back of the room piped up, “Yeah, right.”

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