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Double Negatives

 

Front & center in a new NFL commercial.

 

One of the basic tenets of grammar is the avoidance of double negatives; but they are featured in a new television commercial for the National Football League(NFLShop.com)…"I don't need no money; I don't need no fancy shoes…."

 

We all know that some of the worst grammar on television occurs on weekends during collegiate and professional football games — by commentators, as well as by interviewed players. But to have the NFL pay big money to produce promotional commercials with obviously bad grammar is shameful.

 

 

 
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