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* The page quote is one of several ridiculously elaborate examples spouted by Pinocchio in ''WesternAnimation/ShrekTheThird''. Prince Charming interrogates him about Shrek's location since Pinocchio, of course, can't lie.[[note]]Or rather, he ''can'', but he always gives himself away.[[/note]] Pinocchio tries to twist the truth and worm his way out of the interrogation with convoluted excuses. It seems to be working until eventually, his baffling multi-negatives frustrate the Three Little Pigs so much that one of them accidentally blurts it out.

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* The page quote is one of several ridiculously elaborate examples spouted by Pinocchio in ''WesternAnimation/ShrekTheThird''. Prince Charming interrogates him about Shrek's location since Pinocchio, of course, can't lie.[[note]]Or rather, he ''can'', but he always gives himself away.[[/note]] Pinocchio tries to twist the truth and worm his way out of the interrogation with convoluted excuses. It seems to be working until eventually, his baffling multi-negatives frustrate the Three Little Pigs so much that one of them [[SayingTooMuch accidentally blurts it out.out]].


* The page quote is one of several ridiculously elaborate examples spouted by Pinocchio in ''WesternAnimation/ShrekTheThird''. Prince Charming demands him to tell him Shrek's location since Pinocchio, of course, can't lie.[[note]]Or rather, he ''can'', but he always gives himself away.[[/note]] Pinocchio tries to twist the truth and worm his way out of the interrogation with convoluted excuses. It seems to be working until eventually, his baffling multi-negatives frustrate the Three Little Pigs so much that one of them accidentally blurts it out.

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* The page quote is one of several ridiculously elaborate examples spouted by Pinocchio in ''WesternAnimation/ShrekTheThird''. Prince Charming demands interrogates him to tell him about Shrek's location since Pinocchio, of course, can't lie.[[note]]Or rather, he ''can'', but he always gives himself away.[[/note]] Pinocchio tries to twist the truth and worm his way out of the interrogation with convoluted excuses. It seems to be working until eventually, his baffling multi-negatives frustrate the Three Little Pigs so much that one of them accidentally blurts it out.


* A weird variation occurs in ''Webcomic/{{Freefall}}'': A robot is programmed to '''not''' obey non-human orders. Florence orders it '''not''' to tell her what she wants to know, and as it's programmed to disobey, it does not not answer[[note]]it answers[[/note]] her question. Then Sam gets in on the act.

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* A weird variation occurs in ''Webcomic/{{Freefall}}'': A robot is programmed to '''not''' obey non-human orders. Florence orders it '''not''' to tell her what she wants to know, and as it's programmed to disobey, it does not not answer[[note]]it answers[[/note]] her question. Then [[http://freefall.purrsia.com/ff2300/fc02273.htm Then]] Sam gets in on the act.

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* ''Film/SlidingDoors'':
** James, trying to explain that he wanted to call Helen, but didn't:
-->'''James''': No, I mean, don't think that I have not called you. I haven't not called you. I mean, I don't...I don't mean I haven't not called you, because that's a double negative, so as to say that I have called you.
-->'''Helen''': When did you call?
-->'''James''': Well, I didn't. But I... I didn't not call you in the way that you might think I didn't call you. Oh, dear.
** At the end of the same conversation:
-->'''Helen''': Is that a will pick me up or a haven't, not, didn't, might?

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* From ''WebVideo/ScottTheWoz'''s review of ''VideoGame/MarioTennis: Ultra Smash''.
-->'''Scott:''' I would love to find out what happened to this game in the background, but it'll never make it not totally never not bad.


'''Simmons:''' That was like a... quadruple negative.

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'''Simmons:''' That was like a... quadruple negative.\\
'''Sarge:''' Just vote!\\
'''Simmons:''' Nay?


* Overlapping with AmbigiousSyntax: the sentence "No head injury is too trivial to ignore". It's clearly meant to mean "All head injuries should be taken seriously" but, due to the odd wording, has at least ''three'' alterative meanings: that all head injuries are trivial and should be ignored, that not having a head injury is too trivial to ignore, or even that [[MindScrew not having a head injury is so trivial you can't ignore it.]]

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* Overlapping with AmbigiousSyntax: AmbiguousSyntax: the sentence "No head injury is too trivial to ignore". It's clearly meant to mean "All head injuries should be taken seriously" but, due to the odd wording, has at least ''three'' alterative alternative meanings: that all head injuries are trivial and should be ignored, that not having a head injury is too trivial to ignore, or even that [[MindScrew not having a head injury is so trivial you can't ignore it.]]

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* Overlapping with AmbigiousSyntax: the sentence "No head injury is too trivial to ignore". It's clearly meant to mean "All head injuries should be taken seriously" but, due to the odd wording, has at least ''three'' alterative meanings: that all head injuries are trivial and should be ignored, that not having a head injury is too trivial to ignore, or even that [[MindScrew not having a head injury is so trivial you can't ignore it.]]


** It's confusing because "!" is the negative, so the line of code is saying "not the state is not Colorado and the city is not Denver", or, more simply, "the state is Colorado and the city is Denver". It'd be better to write it like this:
---> state == "Colorado" && city == "Denver"

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** It's confusing because "!" is the negative, so the line of code is saying "not the state is not Colorado and the city is not Denver", or, more simply, "the state is Colorado and or the city is Denver".Denver"[[note]]NOT "and": Because an And statement is false if ''any'' of the arguments is false, the negation of an And is an Or[[/note]]. It'd be better to write it like this:
---> state == "Colorado" && || city == "Denver"

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* In the ''WebVideo/HonestTrailers'' episode for ''Film/TheRiseOfSkywalker'' says that [[Creator/JJABrams the director]] has "never seen a landing he couldn't not stick."


** In "Homer the Vigilante", Homer ''tries'' to pull this off when he's interviewed on TV and Kent Brockman asks him what he has to say to accusations that his vigilante group is causing more crimes than it's preventing. Homer then "slyly" responds with, "Oh, Kent - I'd be lying if I said my men ''weren't'' committing crimes" - Brockman ''very clearly'' isn't fooled, but doesn't press the issue.

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** In "Homer the Vigilante", Homer ''tries'' to pull this off when he's interviewed on TV and Kent Brockman asks him what he has to say to accusations that his vigilante group is causing more crimes than it's preventing. Homer then "slyly" responds with, "Oh, Kent - I'd be lying if I said my men ''weren't'' committing crimes" - Brockman ''very clearly'' clearly isn't fooled, but doesn't press the issue.

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* Similarly, in programming, multiple negative conditions can become confusing very quickly, and as such are considered poor practice, since it's a programmer's responsibility to make any code they write as easy for future programmers to maintain as possible. Here's an example of confusing logic:
---> !(state != "Colorado" && city != "Denver")
**It's confusing because "!" is the negative, so the line of code is saying "not the state is not Colorado and the city is not Denver", or, more simply, "the state is Colorado and the city is Denver". It'd be better to write it like this:
---> state == "Colorado" && city == "Denver"

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* The suffix ''-nakereba naranai'' (なければならない) in Japanese means "must/have to". However, it literally translates to something along the lines of "will not allow (''naranai'')...to not happen (''nakereba'')".


* In PhotoKano, when Kanon finds out Kazuya had yet to take any pictures with the camera his father gave him, she immediately says "Isn't that not a waste?". When Kazuya comments that there was one "not" too many in the question, she responds by throwing two more "not's" in for good measure.

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* In PhotoKano, when Kanon finds out Kazuya had yet to take any pictures with the camera his father gave him, she immediately says "Isn't that not a waste?". waste?" When Kazuya comments that there was one "not" too many in the question, she responds by throwing two more "not's" in for good measure.



* The page quote is one of several ridiculously elaborate examples spouted by Pinocchio in ''WesternAnimation/ShrekTheThird''. Prince Charming demands him to tell him Shrek's location since Pinocchio, of course, can't lie[[note]]Or rather, he ''can'', but he always gives himself away.[[/note]]. Pinocchio tries to twist the truth and worm his way out of the interrogation with convoluted excuses. It seems to be working until eventually, his baffling multi-negatives frustrate the Three Little Pigs so much that one of them accidentally blurts it out.

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* The page quote is one of several ridiculously elaborate examples spouted by Pinocchio in ''WesternAnimation/ShrekTheThird''. Prince Charming demands him to tell him Shrek's location since Pinocchio, of course, can't lie[[note]]Or lie.[[note]]Or rather, he ''can'', but he always gives himself away.[[/note]]. [[/note]] Pinocchio tries to twist the truth and worm his way out of the interrogation with convoluted excuses. It seems to be working until eventually, his baffling multi-negatives frustrate the Three Little Pigs so much that one of them accidentally blurts it out.

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