What is Double Negative?
The use of two negatives, which cancel each other out.
"a syntactic construction in which two negative words are used in the same clause to express a single negation."
"He didn't say nothing" MEANS- He said something.
"I ain't not never gunna do it" MEANS- I will do it.
"There is not nobody who will go" MEANS- Someone will go.
"I don't want nothing" MEANS- I want something.
"We don't need no education" MEANS- We need education.
If a man did not say nothing, that means he said something.
If a woman does not need NO education, it means that she needs SOME education...
Arlene:You're 20 years old and don't have a job!
Eli:Yeah well i aint not never gunna get one.
Arlene:that's a double negative, you
Eli:Huh? wuss tha?
Arlene:You cancelled yourself out, and made like ur GUNNA get a job...lord knows that aint the truth.
Eli:Stop being such a
pansyass know it all
A mixture of two negative words to create a negative ethos, which actually meakes a positive. A side effect of rapid speech.
"Don't do nothing"
The use of two negative words that create improper english.
'we don't need no education'
'yes you do, you just used a double negative!'