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Words That Are Their Own Opposites

It’s not unusual for English words to have many meanings. But there are some words that don’t just have a different meaning, but the opposite meaning. They’re called contronyms, and here’s how a few of them ended up that way.

For plenty more contronyms, see the posts here, here, here, and here by Judith B. Herman.

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Name the TV Titles Based on Their Antonyms
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Map: All 50 States Reimagined as Food Puns
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Pun enthusiasts will recall that we've covered Chris Durso's Foodnited States of America before. Now the project, which was inspired by Durso's young son, is available in map form in the Foodiggity store.


If you can't figure all of these out on the map above, here's the complete list and a larger image of each state's selection.

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