Contronyms

[Sent by SB Todd (Moneybags SBs), appearing originally in getpocket.com. SB SM] by Judith Herman Here’s an ambiguous sentence for you: “Because of the agency’s oversight, the corporation’s behavior was sanctioned.” Does that mean, "Because the agency oversaw the company’s behavior, they imposed a penalty for some transgression," or does it mean, "Because the agency... Continue Reading →

Oo-oo

[Here's demonstrable proof how humans screw things up by making them too complicated. Here in the Jungle we have but one word, Oo-oo, that can communicate nearly everything. It just depends on how you say it. SB SM] A Few Random Language Facts The most widely spoken languages are Chinese, Spanish, English, and Hindi, in... Continue Reading →

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