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Following up on my post about the often-puzzling semantics of the pattern "No NOUN is too ADJECTIVE to VERB", here's an up-to-date list of LL postings on a cluster of related topics, which I will keep updated as the years roll by:

"Negated, or not" 1/21/2004
"I challenge anyone to refute that this negative is not unnecessary" 1/21/2004
"Challenge as negation" 1/23/2004
"Too complex to avoid judgment?" 2/21/2004
"Who is to be master?" 2/21/2004
"On not avoiding negatives" 2/21/2004
"Why are negations so easy to fail to miss?" 2/26/2004
"Overnegation supererogation" 3/12/2004
"Another overnegation" 4/27/2004
"We cannot/must not understate/overstate" 5/26/2004
"Another overnegation opportunity: Yet vs. Yet to" 5/31/2004
"Overstating understatement" 6/22/2004
"Nothing that cannot impede even by failure" 8/16/2004
"Rumsfeld overnegates Powell, Powell uses 'fulsome' correctly" 11/16/2004
"Overnegation alert" 1/11/2005
"Still unpacked after all these years" 5/17/2005
"Still upacked: threat or menace?" 5/17/2005
"The temptation of overnegation" 5/23/2005
"Things that are rarely better than they normally are" 10/17/2005
"Never anything but less than precise" 10/20/2005
"Negation, over- and under-" 12/21/2005
"On not emerging unscathed" 3/1/2006
"Not doubting that the door could not be opened wider" 6/5/2006
"Unlike no other" 7/27/2006
"It's hard not to read this and not do a double-take" 8/1/2006
" Been anything so long it looks like not to me" 8/3/2006
"The most powerful person no one has ever heard of" 5/23/2006
"Not doubting that the door could not be opened wider" 6/5/2006
"Overnegation as obfuscation" 8/9/2006
"Scalar failure" 3/5/2007
"Everyone was spared no mercy" 3/26/2007
"Barely missing a chance to overanalyze" 4/1/2007
"Total undernegation" 4/17/2007
"Before nary an overnegation could be uttered" 5/27/2007
"Undernegation of the day" 6/14/2007
"Multiplex negatio feblondiat" 7/14/2007
"Weird logic and Bayesian semantics" 7/15/2007
"Couldn't be more" 9/29/2007
"I'll teach you to undernegate!" 12/22/2007
"That'll teach me …" 1/6/2008
"Ask Language Log: More or less?" 6/30/2008
"The Astonishment Effect in negation" 7/20/2008
"Negation plus exclusion: a dangerous pairing" 9/14/2008
"Electoral overnegation" 11/5/2008
"'Cannot underestimate' = 'must not underestimate'" 11/6/2008
"'Any' = 'hardly any'?" 12/26/2008
"Still ahead of his time" 2/10/2009
"A long time since we did not meet" 2/23/2009
"I wouldn't be surprised if they didn't" 2/23/2009
"Misunderestimation" 4/4/2009
"Candidates must be a student" 4/16/2009
"The reality could not be further from the truth" 4/20/2009
"Misnegation in the Encyclopedia Britannica" 4/26/2009
"Annals of scalar predication" 1/1/2009
"The shyness of architects" 4/15/2009
"The risk that the taxpayer does not bear a disproportionate burden" 6/24/2009
"No detail too small" 11/27/2009
"No wug is too dax to be zonged" 11/28/2009
"We can't be second to none", 1/31/2010
"
Imprudent not to expect a silver bullet" 2/13/2010
"Nothing that wasn't something one might not hear" 2/25/2010
"Undernegation: the truth behind the lie we told one another", 10/7/2010
"Logic Problem", 10/10/2010
"Misnegation of the week", 11/13/2010
"Theological misnegation?", 11/20/2010
"A classic overnegation", 12/31/2010
"Gov. Cuomo and our poor monkey brains", 1/21/2011
"Nos pauvres cerveaux de singe, à la française", 1/22/2011
"The second life of 'in no uncertain terms'", 1/24/2011
"Miss not", 2/3/2011
"Not sacrificing anything to prevent anything…not", 2/20/2011
"Much less/Or even", 2/24/2011
"Nothing if not un__", 7/21/2011
"Never no one without Cornish", 8/1/2011
"Everything cannot not be unbelievable, either", 8/10/2011
"Hypernegative 'miss not' in Hemingway", 10/8/2011
"Deceptively valuable", 10/16/2011
"Impunity", 11/10/2011
"Never fails: Semantic overachievers", 12/1/2011
"Multiple negation: Over-reaching again", 12/2/2011
"
Newt's negation", 12/2/2011
"No less X", 2/24/2012
"Misnegation of the month", 5/9/2012
"Lacking semantic support from unexpected quarters", 6/20/2012
"…not understating the threat", 6/5/2012
"(Not) Underestimating the Irish Famine", 9/16/2012
"Faster than the speed of negation", 9/18/2012
"Negation: A gamble comes out wrong", 9/19/2012
"'…Facebook hadn't been unable to confirm…'", 9/30/2012
"Call in Language Log", 11/2/2012
"This is not to say that I don't think that it isn't illogical", 11/3/2012
"Don't be discouraged from not voting", 11/6/2012
"I don't see how not to believe that they were [not?] working on the basis of internal polls that were just totally wrong", 11/12/2012
"It's hard to deny he doesn't", 11/16/2012
"Nondisunnegativity", 12/11/2012
"Nothing uncontroversial", 12/21/2012
"Misnegation mailbag", 12/31/2012
"Overestimating, underestimating, whatever", 1/11/2013
"Hagel 'refused to stop efforts to end terrorist attacks'", 1/10/2013
"The turning point for the Piranha brothers", 1/17/2013
"… and should be", 1/20/2013
"There's no limit to what he won't do", 2/16/2013
"'All but' = 'nothing but'", 2/24/2013
"CIA unable to underestimate the effect of drone war", 4/7/2013
"'…to help them avoid staying out of jail", 4/29/2013
"Misnegation of the week", 5/17/2013
"Misnegation or term of art?", 5/21/2013
"But for …", 6/26/2013
"Little doubt it wouldn't", 7/9/2013
"No less indisputably not going to work", 8/7/2013
"Not anybody who doesn't think it won't", 9/29/2013
"'Neither is refusing to budge an inch'", 10/5/2013
"'Record low levels of unpopularity'", 10/12/2013
"That missing lack of magnanimity", 11/8/2013
"The flood that no one has been unable to stem", 2/15/2014
"'Impossible to understate' again", 3/1/2014
"'Hard to understate'", 3/19/2014

 

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