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#173338 - 02/08/08 05:46 PM Janus words  
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these have come up here several times (AHD4 gives sanction and cleave as examples). A couple of word guys have proposed neologisms to stand for the concept: contranym (Richard Lederer) and antagonym (Charles Ellis).

so, a poll:
PHP:
O antagonym O contranym O enantiodrome


-joe (guess which one I like?!) friday

#173342 - 02/08/08 06:06 PM Re: Janus words [Re: tsuwm]  
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I kinda like autoantonym.


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#173345 - 02/08/08 06:20 PM Re: Janus words [Re: zmjezhd]  
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sumpin wrong witch your poll, ron.


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#173348 - 02/08/08 06:28 PM Re: Janus words [Re: Buffalo Shrdlu]  
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yeah, like I couldn't recall how to do a real poll, so I made a fake poll. but that didn't stop someone from expressing his contrary opinion.

not only, but also, I posted in the wrong category -- it shoulda been Misc.

-joe (if only we had a real moderator) friday

#173354 - 02/08/08 07:28 PM Re: Janus words [Re: tsuwm]  
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ok, then I vote for O.


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#173355 - 02/08/08 08:13 PM Re: Janus words [Re: Buffalo Shrdlu]  
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Originally Posted By: etaoin
ok, then I vote for O.


cutting and pasting woulda saved you some keystrokes

#173357 - 02/08/08 09:36 PM Re: Janus words [Re: tsuwm]  
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Originally Posted By: tsuwm
Originally Posted By: etaoin
ok, then I vote for O.


cutting and pasting woulda saved you some keystrokes


bah, I got keystrokes to spare...


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#173362 - 02/09/08 12:28 AM Re: Janus words [Re: tsuwm]  
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Originally Posted By: tsuwm
these have come up here several times (AHD4 gives sanction and cleave as examples)


I'm getting tired of pointing out that cleave and cleave are two whole different words. They just happen to be spelled and pronounced the same.

#173363 - 02/09/08 12:48 AM Re: Janus words [Re: Faldage]  
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this too shall pass
you know this, and I know this; but now even our beloved AHD4 glosses it over.

-joe (tsk) friday

#173365 - 02/09/08 01:14 AM Re: Janus words [Re: tsuwm]  
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if only we had a real moderator Do you want me to move this to Miscellany?

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