Literal-Minded

Linguistic commentary from a guy who takes things too literally

Overnegation in Funky Winkerbean

Posted by Neal on November 23, 2007

Today’s entry in the recently rebooted Funky Winkerbean comic strip finds the former high school band director watching a marching band on TV and reminiscing:

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It’s another overnegation with the verb miss!

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2 Responses to “Overnegation in Funky Winkerbean

  1. Ben Zimmer said

    Here’s another one from the funny pages.

  2. [...] There’s me, of course. And in Mark Liberman’s post from 2004 (which I linked to in my last post on this topic), he found that two out of ten randomly selected examples had compositional miss-not. To [...]

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