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April 04, 2013, 04:49Robert Arvanitis
A paltry dozen? I wager this august body can double that with ease!
Herewith, an interesting piece on auto-antonyms:http://www.mentalfloss.com/art...-their-own-opposites
April 04, 2013, 06:47goofy
"unchanged" and "new"clip
"to fasten" and "to cut"show
originally meant "to look at"learn
mean "teach" and "lend" in some dialects black
is thought to come from PIE *bhel-
meaning "to shine, flash, burn; shining white and various bright colours"This message has been edited. Last edited by: goofy,
April 04, 2013, 07:23arnie
Wikipedia has an article on contranyms
with (at a quick count) 29 examples.
They've been mentioned fairly often here in the past - this search
will show the threads.
Build a man a fire and he's warm for a day. Set a man on fire and he's warm for the rest of his life.
April 04, 2013, 09:21Geoff
Is a contradance
just two lines facing one another and doing nothing?
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society. -J. Krishnamurti
April 04, 2013, 10:10Proofreader
A contradance is a South American rebel group party.
Give a man a fish and he can eat for one day; give a man a fishing pole and he will find an excuse to never work again.
Nollidj is power.
April 05, 2013, 20:41Kalleh
So often I come across them, but of course when put on the spot I can't remember them!