Overnegation … or not?

La surnégation, ça fait tourner la tête.

From Alternet (emphasis mine):

When the U.S. State Department released its annual report on human rights on Wednesday, countries like Iran, Pakistan and Zimbabwe scored very poorly, as they have for many years past.

But trumpeting these countries’ shoddy rights’ records was apparently no disincentive to prevent the United States from joining up with them earlier this year to ban two pioneering gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender rights groups from participating in human rights discussions at the United Nations.

I vote “yes”, but this kind of heaped-on negations always makes me want to take a slip of paper and start multiplying (-1)’s.

2 comment(s) for 'Overnegation … or not?'

  1. (Comment, 2006-03-13 19:40 )
    #1 — edda

    ich denke, die Übernegation liegt an der Sprechgewohnheit - außerdem erbitten G.+Chr. Anruf 55335090, Hotel d’Espagne, 9, cité Bergère, 75009 Paris, bitte, bitte, Deine M.

  2. (Comment, 2006-03-14 14:06 )

    It has nothing to do with what you are talking about today, but I am very grateful …
    (je passe au français, j’y suis plus à l’aise …)
    je suis très honorée que vous ayez cité mon blog dans vos liens, et essaierai de faire davantage de billet “avec la langue” pour valoir cette couronne de lauriers.