If you picture Statement Analysis as a lens to put a statement in focus, there are times when you must step back, and get a larger picture. As Avinoam Sapir teaches: 'If you need a microscope to find deception, there is no deception.'
But what of the butchering of the English language? Can Statement Analysis be used in such cases?
The answer is "yes."
Move back with the presupposition that the subject intends to be understood. Communication is the goal of speech, which, in the case of a double negative, should not be taken literally.
Remember, the adjustment is with building blocks of clay, not hardened cement.
The reference point changes:
*for ignorance of the rules of grammar
Here, the teens were asked to defend the program.
Fasten your seatbelt.