A syntax question
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Mon Nov 10 17:11:22 CET 2014
On 2014-11-10, alister <alister.nospam.ware at ntlworld.com> wrote:
> On Mon, 10 Nov 2014 14:44:53 +0000, Grant Edwards wrote:
>> On 2014-11-10, David Palao <dpalao.python at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>> My crystal ball is currently in for repair and is not expected back in
>>>> the foreseeable future.
>>> Without a crystal ball, this prediction might be not well founded.
>> That isn't a prediction. It's an explicit statement of no prediction.
>> He said that it is "not expected back" rather than "expected not to be
>> back". They're two different things. The former asserts a _lack_ of
>> expection/prediction. The latter asserts an expectation/prediction.
> It was only a a joke maybe it was a bit to subtle
I know, but in c.l.p, even jokes get nicely pednatic answers.
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