Do you know what a contronym is? Let's grab the definition first!
A word with two opposite meanings.
So, what does that mean, exactly?
It means the word is different depending on the context it's used in.
There's dust on that shelf! - means there are particles of dirt on the shelf.
I'm going to dust that shelf! - means to remove particles of dirt on the shelf.
One is a noun, and the other is a verb.
I got my dog fixed. - means to neuter, or take away.
My truck was broken, but now it's fixed. - means to repair.
That can get awfully confusing, eh? Ahhh, the English language! Such a wonderful thing. *grin*
How crazy are these?
You can find a list of 75 contronyms here.
Y'all... The things I stumble upon! Ha!
Do you find this as awesome as I do?
Well, that's all for today, folks! Until next time, WRITE ON!