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green-gesus

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« on: 06-20-2003 13:51 »

Is
"Heck, You're never too rich to enjoy a free turkey dog."
the same as
"Heck, You're never too rich to not enjoy a free turkey dog."

I'm bad at these, but it seems to be the same
Futurama_Hil

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« Reply #1 on: 06-20-2003 13:53 »

I think so.
CyberKnight

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« Reply #2 on: 06-20-2003 13:53 »
« Last Edit on: 06-20-2003 13:53 »

I'm afraid they're not the same. The first is saying that no matter how much you earn, and thus think you've changed, you can still enjoy simple things. The latter is the inverse of that (that you can't enjoy simple things).

EDIT: Actually, I suppose it depends how you say it. Curse our diabolically ambigious English language!  wink
sheep555

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« Reply #3 on: 06-20-2003 14:21 »

They can mean the same thing if the person you are applying the term to likes turkey dogs, or in the latter hates turkey dogs. They could theoretically both mean "You're never too rich to enjoy / hate simple things".

However, as CyberKnight says - technically they are inverse.
Kryten

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« Reply #4 on: 06-20-2003 18:15 »

What does this have to do with... well... anything?
zozer

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« Reply #5 on: 06-20-2003 18:37 »

"Heck, You're never too rich to not enjoy a free turkey dog." is a double negative(i think), so it is the same thing.
comiccollector5

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« Reply #6 on: 06-20-2003 18:44 »

 
Quote
Originally posted by Kryten:
What does this have to do with... well... anything?

in big 300 dollars, the rich guys says that same quote. he was just wondering
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« Reply #7 on: 06-20-2003 20:43 »

 
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Originally posted by zozer:
"Heck, You're never too rich to not enjoy a free turkey dog." is a double negative(i think), so it is the same thing.

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