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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