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  1. Susie Smith
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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork
    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    A friend of mine had a pupil who said "Ain't's wrong, innit?" or the other way round. Either way, it struck me as a magnificent question.
    What do you think about adding "antagonym" to the glossary? :wink:
    Hear, hear!

    :D :D :D

  2. Susie Smith
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    Re: Difination ten examples of contranyms,oxymorons, palindr

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    Great! I realized there was something strange about it, but I couldn't find contranym in my American Heritage Dictionary. I can't find antagonym either, so it must not be a very good dictionary. Thanks for putting me straight. :wink:

    PS Just checked. Neither word is in my Longman or in my Webster. :(
    These words are somewhat new. They don't appear in any of my dictionaries, even the unabridged ones. If one does a search for "contranym" one onelook.com, the only hit is good old TDOL's entry in the UsingEnglish glossary. If we are nice to him, maybe he will add antagonym to the glossary. :wink:
    That makes me feel a little better. What did they call them when I went to school? I can't remember their being called anything.

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    Thanks for the list, Mike.

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    Re: Difination ten examples of contranyms,oxymorons, palindr

    Quote Originally Posted by Susie Smith
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    Quote Originally Posted by Susie Smith

    Great! I realized there was something strange about it, but I couldn't find contranym in my American Heritage Dictionary. I can't find antagonym either, so it must not be a very good dictionary. Thanks for putting me straight. :wink:

    PS Just checked. Neither word is in my Longman or in my Webster. :(
    These words are somewhat new. They don't appear in any of my dictionaries, even the unabridged ones. If one does a search for "contranym" one onelook.com, the only hit is good old TDOL's entry in the UsingEnglish glossary. If we are nice to him, maybe he will add antagonym to the glossary. :wink:
    That makes me feel a little better. What did they call them when I went to school? I can't remember their being called anything.
    They didn't have names before this.

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    http://www.usingenglish.com/glossary/antagonym.html
    Thank you, lad. :D

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    Thanks for the list, Mike.
    You're welcome, T. :wink:

  6. Susie Smith
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    Re: Difination ten examples of contranyms,oxymorons, palindr

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork
    Quote Originally Posted by Susie Smith

    Great! I realized there was something strange about it, but I couldn't find contranym in my American Heritage Dictionary. I can't find antagonym either, so it must not be a very good dictionary. Thanks for putting me straight. :wink:

    PS Just checked. Neither word is in my Longman or in my Webster. :(
    These words are somewhat new. They don't appear in any of my dictionaries, even the unabridged ones. If one does a search for "contranym" one onelook.com, the only hit is good old TDOL's entry in the UsingEnglish glossary. If we are nice to him, maybe he will add antagonym to the glossary. :wink:
    That makes me feel a little better. What did they call them when I went to school? I can't remember their being called anything.
    They didn't have names before this.

    Well, if it didn't have a name, did it exist? :? (Now I feel a whole lot better.) :D

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    Well, if it didn't have a name, did it exist? :? (Now I feel a whole lot better.) :D
    Well, sure they existed. I guess the conflicting definitions bothered someone enough to name the offenders. :wink:

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    Those are wonderful examples, Mike and Susie. (Or Susie and Mike.)

    :D

    Mike, if Tdol is T does that mean I am R?

    :wink:

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