Monday, August 03, 2009

How I love words with two opposite meanings.

I was very careful to buy markers for school that said "Washable" on them. I forgot that there are two meanings to that word--removes easily in the wash (washable paint) and withstands washing without being damaged (like washable clothing).

Apparently these markers adhere to the second definition.

The brightly colored patterns Anda put all over her body withstood washing without being damaged in the least!


Heather said...

The washable ones were more expensive at my Walmart, so I bought the other ones. I hope that wasn't a mistake.

Becca Jones said...

From my mum:

"These words are called either antagonyms or autoantonyms. Fun to research them."