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Jekyll and Hyde
An ambigram Jekyll and Hyde ambigram
Turn it upside down to see Mr. Hyde
(Artist: Mark Palmer)

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Jekyll and Hyde

PRONUNCIATION:
(JEK-uhl uhn hyd)

MEANING:
noun: Someone or something having a split personality that alternates between good and evil.

ETYMOLOGY:
After the title character in the 1886 novel The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894).

USAGE:
"Nutritionists say carbohydrates are a classic Jekyll and Hyde -- they have two faces."
Janice Tai; Let's Hear it for the Carbs; The Straits Times (Singapore); Jul 16, 2009.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
The weakest living creature, by concentrating his powers on a single object, can accomplish something. The strongest, by dispensing his over many, may fail to accomplish anything. The drop, by continually falling, bores its passage through the hardest rock. The hasty torrent rushes over it with hideous uproar, and leaves no trace behind. -Thomas Carlyle, essayist and historian (1795-1881)

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