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Parenthetical double negation?

Is this a double negation? Is it still grammatically correct? If not, what is a better form? He cannot go outside (legally, not physically), because he is under house arrest. The meaning is that ...
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Is there a rule about double negations that aren't meant as double negations (e.g. “We don't need no education”)?

How can you explain that this double negation is not a double negation? Is there a rule in English about this kind of sentence? PS / Do I have to mention Pink Floyd Copyright ? :-) Edit : Since ...
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Double negation

How should I interpret the following lyric from America: we ain't had no time to drink that beer?
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“Not bad either” versus “not bad neither”

There are more Google matches for the first sentence, but the last one sounds better to me. Which one is correct?
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What does “I Can't Get No Satisfaction” mean?

This song by The Rolling Stones, "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction". As a non-native speaker, I always wondered what's the exact meaning of this phrase? Is it "I'm not getting any satisfaction" (this ...