Tuesday, May 6, 2008

An English Major's Humor


Last Friday I graduated with Honors from Santa Fe College with an Associate of Arts degree. The following was posted on my favorite professor's office door.

A linguistics professor was lecturing to his 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," he pointed out, "There is no language wherein a double positive can form a negative."

A voice from the back of the room piped up, "Yeah. Right."

3 comments:

phillip jones said...

Haribol and Aloha my dear friend Bhakti! I'm glad to be able to read and appreciate your beautiful writing and poetry. I'm so happy for you and the path that you are taking. Keep to your heart and to the great, great path of our acaryas...and you can never go wrong.

you can check out my thoughts at theworldismyashram.blogspot.com

your servant and friend,

paramahamsa/pk

madhavi said...

hey.. hari bol!
I know this comment isn't for this post but I saw you at the FOI. Unfortunately it was such a crazy time, never got to say hari bol. Just wanted to say that i really loved your singing of the bramha samhita when radhanath swami was interacting with the kids. it sounded so beautiful!hopefully i'll see u in toronto @ the ry.
hare krishna

Bhakti lata said...

don't know if the two of you will ever read this, but...

thank you paramahamsa for your encouragement.

and thank you madhavi for your comment about singing brahma samhita at the FOI!! truth be told, I almost doubted anyone was even listening... I didn't even know Maharaj was the next aisle over until I heard some loud cheering and then I looked over!

hope we meet some day.


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