Nik Taylor wrote: > Exactly, and there are plenty of neo-Nazis here in the US to prove that > a common ground can be reached between German Nazis and American > English-speakers, and NOT between English-speaking WASPs and > English-Speaking non-WASPs. (For the benefit of those unfamiliar with the acronym, WASP means "White Anglo-Saxon Protestant" and often, though not in this instance as far as I can tell, connotes "rich; golf-playing; constipated; boring.") Nik, just to clarify, you surely must mean "it is possible for English-speaking WASPs and English-speaking non-WASPs to fail to reach an agreement," not "it is not possible for those two groups to reach an agreement." Yet the latter is a much easier reading of your sentence. <obConlang -- er, um, this has something to do with the order in which the negative and modal are applied, and probably varies a lot from language to language.