Crazy Clips

Chloe with the letter CMy theme for the Blogging from A to Z Challenge is contronyms. A contronym is a word with two or more opposite meanings, making it its own antonym. Click here to find out more about these quirky words.

For the letter C, I’m featuring the contronym clip. Clip has even more definitions than yesterday’s buckle, but many of them boil down to one set of opposing meanings:

To fasten, attach

~ or ~

To cut off, detach

To show today’s contronym in action, I’m going to use clips from Youtube. Ha, see what I did there?

Rebecca was forced to clip on the flowing locks from some stranger’s head…

… after her sister clipped her hair while sleeping because their mother always loved Rebecca best.

Does anyone know what show the second clip is from? I have no idea, since I just stumbled on it while searching, but I do know that it looks bonkers. My favorite part was when she oh so dramatically fell asleep, but the dramatic pissed-off hair brushing was pretty entertaining, too.

Are you familiar with contronyms? There are other ‘C’ contronyms out there, can you think of any? How Cuddly is Chloe with her letter C?


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Damyanti 's picture

Jocelyn, maybe if I could have a list of these contronyms, I could mail them to my english-loving Italian friend :). She would so faint.

 Damyanti @Daily(w)rite

Co-host, A to Z Challenge 2013


Valerie Lawson's picture

great a to z concept. so fun.

Medeia Sharif's picture

That last clip looks familiar. It must be from one of the soap operas I watched as a kid. 

Jocelyn Rish's picture

Damyanti - I'm working on getting a list together of all contronyms I can find, not just the ones I post about each day. I'll be posting it at the end, so stay tuned. :-)

Valerie - Thanks! I'm having fun with it.

Medeia - I only ever watched Days of our Lives, so I know it's not from that one. But it's so unintentionally hilarious that I would love to know what it is.

Sarah's picture

I didn't even no what a contonym was until I read your post today.  How fun!  I'd never even thought about clip being used for oppisite purposes before. The last video had to be the most dramatic thing I've ever seen lol.

Simply Sarah

Jocelyn Rish's picture

Sarah - I'm having lots of fun with contronyms! Isn't that clip crazy? It must be from some lesser known soap.

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