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Ah, I see... hard to find other ones.

He didn't want to be dressing down a bunch of rookies.
Seattle Times Jul 21, 2011


“Dressing up is the new cool, and dressing down is old school,” he continued.
New York Times Sep 7, 2011


It can have both the normal opposite and your unrelated meaning.

I see.."J'etais à gauche derrière" ;-)

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so are the pairs similar to an oxymoron then Wofa

what about these...

not yet
not always
not ever

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We had a Latin teacher with:

Ubi, ubi, sunt sub ubi.


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so are the pairs similar to an oxymoron then Wofa

what about these...

not yet
not always
not ever

Not exactly. The oxymoron is a self-contained opposite -- "jumbo shrimp."
These false opposites have the external appearance of opposites, but rather instead they are like two lines that don't even intersect, rather than going in the other direction.

full duplex (teletype transmission in both directions at the same time)
empty duplex (can't rent my apartment for love nor money)

Your other examples are negation rather than contradiction .

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Excuse the off topic intermission. I see all these notifications of apparently spams in the list. Is there maybe a virus jumping around here? In your last post in this frase'
(can't rent my apartment for love nor money)The word money was a light blue link. I stupidly clicked on it and an advertisement popped up. The next minute it was gone.

Is this me my computer or is it this site? Scary.

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take from - take to

Some of these have multiple usages which may or may not be false opposites, depending on how you interpret them.

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The word "money" was a light blue link. I stupidly clicked on it and an advertisement popped up. The next minute it was gone.

That doesn't sound good. It's not linked/underlined on my display. I would guess it's local; if you have a virus checker, run it.

"...apparent spams on the list" -- what list is that?

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Originally Posted By: LukeJavan8

We had a Latin teacher with:

Ubi, ubi, sunt sub ubi !

Or the more compact (if somewhat grammatically inconsistent) "Semper ubi, sub ubi". But these are homonym problems, not those other kinds.

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That would be the active topic list, where the 'notified' means
a reported spam item.

In the meantime I have found out about the enhanced link problem. It is something called 'text enhance', very annoying but not malignant. By finding the distributers of the pest you can have yourself removed from their unwanted attentions.

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Originally Posted By: wofahulicodoc
Originally Posted By: LukeJavan8

We had a Latin teacher with:

Ubi, ubi, sunt sub ubi !

Or the more compact (if somewhat grammatically inconsistent) "Semper ubi, sub ubi". But these are homonym problems, not those other kinds.


Semper ubi, sub ubi - good! as long as "scis ubi"

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