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#91039 - 01/05/03 11:25 PM Re: seeking paradoxical words
Loc: this too shall pass
unless I'm yet missing the point, I'd say orthoepy still qualifies--should "they" settle on a single pronunciation it will become self-descriptive; until then it falls into the category of heterological.
#91040 - 01/11/03 09:25 PM Re: seeking paradoxical words
Loc: Louisville, Kentucky
instances where the paradox is not built into the word or phrase but arises from a particular social context. Um--I don't think this is quite what you're meaning, Mr. S., but I'll ask, just to be sure: words like "bad", which used to mean only bad but in recent years can also mean good? We have had many discussions on words that have changed meanings. Welcome aBoard, by the way!
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