Monday, 12 November 2007

Dogs Must Be Carried

I suppose it takes a special kind of literalist to misunderstand the title of this post, presumably the sort who gets all het up about "8 items or less", but over at the Language Log they have some fun examples of autantonyms, a class of chants and signs that can mean two opposite things, along with a little analysis.

My favourite is probably "We put the fast in breakfast!", which I hope was intentional, but suspect wasn't.

Via The Morning News.

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