1. The Dangers of Falling For A Linguist

    I met a little lady from way down south
    and I thought she was kinda sweet.
    She had a tasty tongue in a cowgirl mouth
    that said things you’d wanna repeat.[…]

    Oh, I bought her a ring, and I bought her a home,
    and I got her set up nice and neat.
    But sometimes I’d worry she would use me and roam,
    and whenever I did, she’d repeat,

    “I don’t want none of your money, sweet,
    I don’t care for no one but you.
    I don’t know nothin’ ’bout how to cheat –
    that ain’t nothin’ I’d wanna do.”

    So now why am I sittin’ with my head hangin’ low
    with nothin’ left, not even pride,
    wonderin’ where my sweetheart and my money did go
    and how I got took for a ride?

    My gal was a master of verbal predation,
    a lawyer who took her reward –
    she tripped up my ears with double negation
    that I thought was negative concord

    "Don’t Tell Me No Lies" by James Harbeck (full poem here)

     On the other hand, maybe a linguist would write love poems with words like “negative concord" in them. And that would probably be worth it.

    See also linguist do it jokes and linguist breakup lines

     
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      Double negatives, y u have affair with my wife? D:
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