Mike Burr - log

[word] Overlappers

There are a few overlappers in English.

indolent -vs- insolent

Look them up. Soak up the definitions and be sure you understand. Then imagine an indolent person and then imagine an insolent person. I mean. What is going on here?

There are everyone's favorites: "affect" and "effect", the evil twins.

Doesn't "homely" also mean its opposite sometimes?

Homework assignment: Is there a name for the kind of word that is the opposite of itself?

What a country!

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