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SillyOldDuffer23/05/2019 16:13:21
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Firebrick is one of those words with two contradictory meanings. There's the type that absorbs heat, and the type that doesn't. What fun the confusion has caused in this thread!

Can anyone think of other examples? For example, bollocks is bad, but the dog's bollocks are good. And I might say of a too hot to touch loco belching steam and smoke, 'gosh that's cool'.

Is there a linguistic name for words that contradict themselves?


Mike Poole23/05/2019 18:23:15
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An oxymoron covers a pair of word that don’t fit like military intelligence, apologies to military men.


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