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    Names and words with opposite meanings.

    OK, I'm going to list a few words and misnomers that have opposite meanings/antonyms and you can add to the list. Here goes...You drive on a parkway and park in a drive way. A species of bird is called a Titmouse but it doesn't have tits and it's not a mouse. A ship has a crow's nest but it's not a nest of crows but it's an enclosed lookout post on a ship's mast. A butterfly is not made of butter and it's not a fly. Sweetbreads aren't loaves of sweetened bread they're the pancreas of a hog. Some eagles are called bald but they have a head full of feathers.

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    OK, I'll take a stab at it.

    Why is Greenland mostly full of ice and Iceland so green? I know, Denmark did this to confuse people.

    Why are some ATVs referred to as quad bikes when the more correct term would be a quadricycle? Calling them a bike implies that they have two wheels instead of four.

    Guinea Pigs are not pigs and do not come from Guinea.

    Catgut is not made from cats but sheep intestines.

    Grape Nuts are neither made form grapes or nuts.

    Why does the band Barenaked Ladies consist entirely of clothed men?

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    Why is a dog called a dumb animal when dumb isn't in the same word category with loyalty?

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    Why are Panama hats made in Ecuador and not Panama?
    Why is a camel's hair brush made from Squirrel fur and not Camel?
    Why are they called apartments when they are together?
    Why is the color of the black box in a commercial airplane, Orange?
    Why are the Canary Islands in the Pacific named after dogs and not canaries?
    Why does Oktoberfest start in September?
    The strongest reason for the people to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against the tyranny of government.
    -Thomas Jefferson

    That is why our masters in Washington are so anxious to disarm us. They are not afraid of criminals. They are afraid of a populace which cannot be subdued by tyrants. Jeff Cooper'

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    Why do "oversee" and "overlook" mean the opposite?
    Why do "flammable" and "inflammable" mean the same?
    Do you have to sit down before you can sit up?
    What's the correct answer to, "We turn left here, right?"

 

 

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