Category: World Around Us
Category: World Around Us

The Opposite of What You Mean

Why do they call it “weeding” (don’t they mean the opposite)? Why bother “dusting” when nature will do it for you (unless, of course, you mean to get rid of the stuff)? When you say “either,” do you mean “and” or “or” (or “none of the above”)? When you are “bemused,” why aren’t you smiling (is it because you are confused)?

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Category: World Around Us
Author : Observapedia
Tagged on : contronym , language , weeds , words

Bad Nature

People like to talk about the beauty of nature. But I bet they wouldn’t say that if they were standing next to an erupting volcano, or in front of a crash of charging Rhinos (yes, that’s what they call a group of these fellas), or next to a tornado. In fact, I reckon they would have an altogether different perspective on the natural world at that point.

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Category: World Around Us
Author : Observapedia
Tagged on : nature , rhino , tornado , volcano