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Why does “I ain't doing nothing” translate to “I am doing nothing”? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: “I ain’t got no money” Why does the phrase "I ain't doing nothing" mean "I am doing nothing"? According to me, "I ain't doing nothing" should translate to "I am not ...
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“I ain't got no money”

I know the ultimate meaning of this is "I have no money." But why? If ain't means have not, then isn't it true that "I ain't got no money" would be read as "I have not got no money"? Can I have not ...
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How to understand “You don't get no coffee”? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Are double negatives ever appropriate in English? "You don't get no coffee" I feel like the above sentence is a bit confusing to understand. What's the exact ...