Not unproblematic

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When Mark says that something can be deemed as 'not unproblematic', or 'not wholly unproblematic', it should not be assumed that the subject is in fact problematic, as the use of a double negative would normally indicate. Mark uses the phrase to suggest that there are certain issues with the subject of the review, but that the issues do not run through the entire production.

Simon is yet to come to terms with the subtlety of meaning behind this terminology, although he is learning since a listener sent in an explanation of Litotes amaze and not unemosh.