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sionnach commented on the word negative pregnant
a denial (negation) of one thing that implies (is pregnant with) affirmation of another.
e.g. answering the charge "You're a drunken wifebeater" by saying "I am not a drunk".
November 6, 2007
skipvia commented on the word negative pregnant
Cool! I have often wondered if there was a name for this common comedic conceit, so I'm surprised to learn that it's essentially a legal term.
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