View Single Post
Old 11-28-2009, 07:38 AM
Frylock Frylock is offline
Join Date: Jun 2001
Posts: 19,707
Originally Posted by CookingWithGas View Post
I don't see how that setup clarifies the meaning. I could understand that sentence only in the sense that I can understand these sentences:

I don't have no money.
Don't be going nowhere without telling me.

Which is to say, I had to make inferences to draw a reasonable conclusion about what the speaker could possibly have meant since the sentence at face value doesn't make sense.
Those sentences at face value make perfect sense. It takes inferential work to understand why someone would think they don't make sense.

-Frylock, mindreader