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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
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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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My 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.
Mina and David are hosting The Big Reveal blog hop today so that folks participating in the Blogging from A to Z Challenge can share their themes together. I was already planning a post about my theme and why I picked it, so finding this hop-within-a-hop was perfect timing.
After the horrific tragedy in Newtown, I wanted to do something. Something to offset that evil act, even if only in a small way. Something to feel a little less powerless in such a scary world. Then I heard about the 26 Acts of Kindness movement born from a tweet in which Ann Curry said, "Imagine if we all committed to 20 acts of kindness for each child lost in Newtown? I’m in. RT #20Acts if YOU R in." It started trending on Twitter under the hashtags #20Acts, #26ActsofKindness, and #26Acts. I read examples of people giving and receiving acts of kindness, and I knew participating was exactly the something I had been looking for.
Babblings of a Boob Tube Junkie
I’m a writer and filmmaker exploring the magic of stories. I’ve always loved to read and watch television and movies, and now I'm creating my own stories via YA novels, short stories, screenplays, and even short films. I’m also an animal lover with a menagerie of pets; and, yes, I’m one of those people who puts party hats on their dogs and makes them “cakes” for their birthdays.
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My Short Films
If a cat predicted your death, how would it change your life?
A greedy party girl is so determined to get what she wants that she employs the dangerous magic of a Gullah root doctor.
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