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    Teacup Poodle Poodle Information and Pictures, Teacup Poodles

    Toy poodles deliberately bred to be even smaller than breed standards.
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    Just to add even more evidence that my original example of a word with only one meaning was entirely incorrect:

    "I really like the teacups."

    That now has three potential meanings:

    1) I really like the china crockery from which we drink tea.
    2) I really like the small poodles.
    3) I really like the circus ride where you sit in a giant teacup and it spins round and makes you dizzy.

    I hope the OP can now see how context really is important.

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    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Poodles?!
    Poodles come in three sizes recognized by the American Kennel Club: toy, miniature and standard. Teacup poodles are bred for their tiny size and are not recognized by the AKC.

    Sorry I hadn't gone to page 2 before I posted. I missed Barb's post with pictures.
    Last edited by riquecohen; 15-Dec-2011 at 00:57. Reason: Missed the pictures.

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    Teacup is used/misused for other breeds too: Teacup Dogs: A List of Teacup Dog Breeds

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    I forgot about the rides!
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