Double edged (s)words

One word, two opposite connotations.

My word is patronise!

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Steve Holloway's picture

Maybe the same meaning ....

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Anyone who tried either with my wife (apart from me!) would be in a whole heap of trouble!!

Old Greying Accountant's picture

Steve

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If she ran a business I would have thought being patronised is good?

thisistibi's picture

Bear

thisistibi | | Permalink

Whenever my sat nav says "bear right", I'm always trying to spot the grizzly bear on the side of the road.

Old Greying Accountant's picture

As long as ...    1 thanks

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... it's not a bare bear.

Although if you found the moultings of the eldest son of the Lepus family it would be hair of the hare heir.

And if your wife brought an expensive antlered ruminent, you could say that's a dear deer dear.

 

 

Cleave    1 thanks

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Cleave - It means both to split in two and to stick together.  I think they call these kind of words contranyms.

ShirleyM's picture

Following on from the dear deer dear ...

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The wagon that lost it's load when it shed the shed it was carrying .... and ...

 

one pal to another after noting why we buy the pagan mistletoe ...

That's a right rite to write, Wright!

Old Greying Accountant's picture

The Harry Redknapp thread ...

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... inspired this;

What a difference a vowel makes to a meaning!

I refer to "in camera" and "on camera" - poles apart!

My post there also led to to remark on this one

Premises!

 

 

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