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Old August 24th, 2010, 08:18 PM
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Re: Words that convey opposite meanings

remember a Hoarding in Hindi on Family Planning:

Do ya teen bachche ....bas

but if you stress on the word 'bas' it becomes sirf [only]...it depends on how you say it

There was a stand up comedy on that
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Old August 24th, 2010, 09:00 PM
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Re: Words that convey opposite meanings

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remember a Hoarding in Hindi on Family Planning:

Do ya teen bachche ....bas

but if you stress on the word 'bas' it becomes sirf [only]...it depends on how you say it

There was a stand up comedy on that
That is like "Have you driven a ford lately"?
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Old August 24th, 2010, 09:13 PM
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Re: Words that convey opposite meanings

another good one:

- " so you got paid, no?
- " NO, not at all"!!!

no has two different and opposite meaning in Desi context.
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Old August 24th, 2010, 11:22 PM
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Re: Words that convey opposite meanings

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I think you are confusing awful with awesome.

Awesome cakes
Awful biryani
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you are confusing between awesome and awful
NO, I am not.

Awful means extremely unpleasant, or of poor quality; also amazing, full of awe, awe-inspiring, awesome.
dekh lo

Main Entry: awesome
Part of Speech: adjective
Definition: amazing
Synonyms: alarming, astonishing, awe-inspiring, awful , beautiful, breathtaking, daunting,

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Old August 25th, 2010, 08:02 AM
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Re: Words that convey opposite meanings

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I knew a few...cant remember now...I think one was "Cleave"... it has opposite meanings... recently I read some other word of same kind...cant remember...
cleave? kya opposite hai? any derivation of this word (cleavage... etc) ;-) also means the same thing.

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NO, I am not.

Awful means extremely unpleasant, or of poor quality; also amazing, full of awe, awe-inspiring, awesome.
dekh lo

Main Entry: awesome
Part of Speech: adjective
Definition: amazing
Synonyms: alarming, astonishing, awe-inspiring, awful , beautiful, breathtaking, daunting,

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yeah, nowadays youngsters have lost it. I read a comment on a youtube song by Lata - She is Bad! I left a comment casting doubt over sanity of this person and he wrote another comment to say he was using a slang in which bad actually means good!
Bachna Ae Hasino (Ranbir Kapoor) probably popularised 'killer' similarly.
khatarnak, mahhol, ek number, funda etc are in the same vain.

it all is also down to how is a word pronounced - this could make a difference to the meaning of any word.
My post with word "anything" was recently taken in completely opposite meaning of what I had intended it to mean... I daresay, that episode prompted this thread
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Old August 25th, 2010, 10:07 AM
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My post with word "anything" was recently taken in completely opposite meaning of what I had intended it to mean... I daresay, that episode prompted this thread



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Old August 25th, 2010, 06:17 PM
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Re: Words that convey opposite meanings

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cleave? kya opposite hai? any derivation of this word (cleavage... etc) ;-) also means the same thing.
cleave 1 (klv)
v. cleft (klft) or cleaved or clove (klv), cleft or cleaved or clo·ven (klvn), cleav·ing, cleaves
v.tr.
1. To split with or as if with a sharp instrument. See Synonyms at tear1.
2. To make or accomplish by or as if by cutting: cleave a path through the ice.
3. To pierce or penetrate: The wings cleaved the foggy air.
4. Chemistry To split (a complex molecule) into simpler molecules.
v.intr.
1. Mineralogy To split or separate, especially along a natural line of division.
2. To penetrate or pass through something, such as water or air.
[Middle English cleven, from Old English clofan; see gleubh- in Indo-European roots.]
cleava·ble adj.

cleave 2 (klv)
intr.v. cleaved, cleav·ing, cleaves
1. To adhere, cling, or stick fast.
2. To be faithful: cleave to one's principles.
[Middle English cleven, from Old English cleofian.]
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Old August 25th, 2010, 09:39 PM
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Re: Words that convey opposite meanings

Not necessarily opposite meanings ...

She was stoned (drunk) means different in Muslim countries where people get together to stone or beat women for Friday fun.

"I met this guy Badri, he was hung like a horse" may also mean they hang horses in some stables.
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Old August 25th, 2010, 09:43 PM
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Re: Words that convey opposite meanings

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Not necessarily opposite meanings ...

She was stoned (drunk) means different in Muslim countries where people get together to stone or beat women for Friday fun.

"I met this guy Badri, he was hung like a horse" may also mean they hang horses in some stables.
If you're hung like a horse, then chances are you'd have a stable relationship.
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The most interesting one is the word शिक्षा. In Hindi it means studying and in Marathi it means puishment.
There is a Sankrit connection here maybe. not sure though.
shiksha means learning/education/study. even a punishment is a lesson-learnt (for future). marathi word for education/study is shikshan (a variant of shiksha).
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cleave 1 (klv)
v. cleft (klft) or cleaved or clove (klv), cleft or cleaved or clo·ven (klvn), cleav·ing, cleaves
v.tr.
1. To split with or as if with a sharp instrument. See Synonyms at tear1.
2. To make or accomplish by or as if by cutting: cleave a path through the ice.
3. To pierce or penetrate: The wings cleaved the foggy air.
4. Chemistry To split (a complex molecule) into simpler molecules.
v.intr.
1. Mineralogy To split or separate, especially along a natural line of division.
2. To penetrate or pass through something, such as water or air.
[Middle English cleven, from Old English clofan; see gleubh- in Indo-European roots.]
cleava·ble adj.

cleave 2 (klv)
intr.v. cleaved, cleav·ing, cleaves
1. To adhere, cling, or stick fast.
2. To be faithful: cleave to one's principles.
[Middle English cleven, from Old English cleofian.]

bleeding hell, I never knew!
how would the word 'cleavage' be interpreted then? ;-)
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Re: Words that convey opposite meanings

'He is Gay!' is a statement fully loaded. Not only something that Smelly measures intellectual level of people writing/uttering this sentence by, but also (for smelly) an indicator of sexuality of the target!

The dictionary however also defines Gay as
–adjective
1. having or showing a merry, lively mood: gay spirits; gay music.
2. bright or showy: gay colors; gay ornaments.
3. given to or abounding in social or other pleasures: a gay social season.
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