Daily Archives: December 18, 2011

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(…"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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