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The horror XXV
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Author:  J Kaufman [ Sun Feb 10, 2013 9:14 am ]
Post subject:  The horror XXV

Language Log [hat tip] calls this a quintuple negative, which may be one negative too many [though the sentence is certainly too many negatives too many]. Maybe the lawyers wrote it, and the boss told the subs, "Don't change anything."

The grounds of appeal announced on Monday state Justice Sifris erred in not finding Mr Goldberg was wrong in failing to set aside the summonses.
[The Age]

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