It ain’t what you say it’s the way that you say it

wavingIt’s been some weeks since I’ve had the time to put together a blog as I’ve been developing the offer from Future Focus Thinking to be able to provide a really skilled service in mediation and conflict coaching. As you can see from the updates on the website, this is now an exciting reality – and we are actually mid mediation at the moment. However, I thought it would be good to say hello – and to share this fun and thought provoking story; just saying the right words doesn’t  mean you’re saying the right thing.

double negativeA linguistics professor was lecturing his class “In English, a double negative forms a positive”, he said. “However, in some languages, such as Russian, a double negative remains a negative. But there isn’t one, not one, where a double positive can express a negative.”

A voice from the back of the room piped up “Yeah, right”

Fun Boy Three – It Ain’t What You Do

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