"For those who had a notion, a notion deep inside that it ain't no sin to be glad you're alive"
YEP!! The man really nailed it with that one!
An outright hero!
Please give him the Pulitzer Prize.
So, you think you're married to Salma Hayek? Maybe you ought to check your bed.
Does anybody know exactly how much it costs monetarily when you "pay the price?"
Yikes! The coddling and stroking is enough to send shivers up one's spine.
Just an outright LOVE FEST on a LOVE TRAIN.
These fans! Disconnected from reality. Not living in the real world. Living in his world. The world he created for them. Seriously, how old are these people? His fans? They're not teenagers. He's sucked the life right out of them. Hypnotized. I just cannot even imagine it. Their life is HIS life.
It is so NOT normal.
They should thank the LORD they're not HER!
Geez!! Ya think maybe they're under some "mind control" spell? He is an expert at that, you know!!
Come on, get with it!
My goodness, they keep stuffing his wallet with the repackaging and recycling of old and new material.
Such controversy over one line in a song when that ain't no crux of the matter.
Minimal, very, very minimal in light and consideration of all else that has been introduced. It don't negate nothing.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A double negative occurs when two forms of negation are used in the same sentence. In some languages (or varieties of a language) negative forms are consistently used throughout the sentence to express a single negation, while in others a double negative is used to negate a negation and therefore resolves to a positive. In the former case, triple and quadruple negation can also be seen, which leads to the terms multiple negation or negative concord.
In literature, denying a negation is known as the trope of litotes.
The double-negatives-makes-a-positive rule was first introduced in English when Bishop Robert Lowth wrote A Short Introduction to English Grammar with Criticle Notes in 1762.
Double negative resolving to a negative:
In today's standrad English, double negatives are not used; for example the standard English equivalent of "I don't want nothing!" is "I don't want anything". It should, however, be noted that in standard English one cannot say "I don't want nothing!" to express the meaning "I want something!" unless there is very heavy stress on the "don't" or a specific plaintive stress on the "nothing".
Although they are not used in standard Enlgish,double negatives are used in various American English dialects, including African American Vernacular English, and the East London Cockney and East Anglian dialects and less frequently, but still commonly, in colloquial English. In the film Mary Poppins, Dick Van Dyke uses a double negative when he says
If you don't want to go nowhere.
A double negative is also famously used in the first two lines of the song "Another Brick in the Wall (part II)" included in the album The Wall by Pink Floyd, sung by schoolchildren
We don't need no education.
We don't need no thought control.
Other examples of double negatives include:
I ain't got nobody.
Don't nobody go to the store.
I can't hardly wait.
or the Faithless song "Insomnia"
I can't get no sleep.
or the "stinking badges" from The Treasure of the Sierra Madre
Badges? [pause] We ain't got no badges.
Double negative also refers to even more than two negatives, like:
And don't nobody buy nothing.
It is common amongst children whenever mischief has occurred for them to say,
I didn't do nothing
Today, the double negative is often considered the mark of an uneducated speaker, but it used to be quite common in English, even in literature. Chaucer made extensive use of double negatives in his poetry, sometimes even using triple negatives. For example, he described the Friar in The Canterbury Tales: "Ther nas no man no wher so vertuous" (i.e. "there wasn't no man nowhere so virtuous"), and he even used a fourfold negative when describing the Knight: "He nevere yet no vileynye ne sayde / In all his lyf unto no maner wight."
Double negative resolving to a positive
Main article: Litotes
Litotes is a rhetorical device which uses double negation to emphasise a statement. By denying its opposite, the double negation cancels itself out and resolves to a positive. The effect of this can differ depending on context.
For instance, "I don't disagree" could be said to mean "I certainly agree" if stated in an affirmative manner. However, if stated in a cautious manner, "I don't disagree" can also be used to mean "there is no mistake in what you say, but there is more to it than that."
Similarly, the phrase "Mr. Jones was not incompetent" may be used to mean either "Mr. Jones was very competent" or "Mr. Jones was competent, but not brilliantly so."
This device can also be used to humorous effect; for example, in the TV show The Simpsons, Homer Simpson says in one episode ("Missionary: Impossible"), "I'm not not licking toads", humorously conveying to the audience that he had indeed been licking toads.