Monday, July 14, 2008

I Protest Quasi-Double Negatives !

Aye, well...

Remember Quango?

As in Quasi-NGO.

I did not realized it then, but, what does that mean? Quasi-Non-Governmental Organization?

Is this not a case of double-negative?

Or are modifiers like 'semi' and 'quasi' not negatives. Or just a little wee bit.

Why not say 'Quasi-Government Organization'?

Or labeling a NGO as 'quasi' indicates a NGO with greater government involvement?

Am I quasi-misunderstanding something? Again?