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Mon, Jul 24, 2006

Antonyms

flammable:inflammable
regardless:irregardless
Genuity:ingenuity
eros:Aneros

[/diaries/diary/glossary/] 7 comments

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comment by sl:

In my haste to search the internet for another clever example ... I ran across the following: http://www.academiccommons.org/commons/essay/Healey-adventus-internetus

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comment by Mikey Jo:

eros:Aneros

Such are the horrible wages of smashing Greek and Latin words together.

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Adventus Internetus by Sebbo:

I feel well and truly updiked.

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comment by q:

Such are the horrible wages of smashing Greek and Latin words together.

"Eros" and "an-" as a negation are both Greek.

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comment by Mikey Jo:

Dear q,

I know they are, but I don't think the makers of the Aneros were actually trying to claim that their product is anerotic. What they were presumably doing was trying to fuse "anal" (Latin) with "eros" (Greek), and just look at the trouble it's caused! Not least this minor flame war here.

MJ

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comment by Aneros kopen:

Someone who can give a fairly good explenation where this comes from? :-(

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comment by Mieke:

irregardless sounds so, so horrible!

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