Wallowing in Negativity
From the evolution of ain’t to double negatives, simply saying no is wonderfully complex.
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From Jamaican Patois to French to Mandarin, there’s a sort of universal quirkiness to what linguists call “negation”—which, simply put, means using some form of the word “no.” Turns out that wallowing in negativity can be great fun. And that ain’t no lie!
Podcast production by Mike Vuolo.