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For instance: "The robber named Bob, bolted to the exit
with his mask falling off, yelling at the other robbers to
abandon the robbery made it clear that the jig was up."
Did he bolt for the exit as in running or did he get
and bolted to the exit? Not the greatest example but
would be the challenge. Here are other words you might
try to make a dual meaning sentence out of:
Clip: To fasten or to cut
Consult: To offer advice or to obtain it
Custom: A common practice or a special treatment
Dust: To sprinkle over particles or to remove them
Fast: Quick or stuck or made secure
Finished: Completed or destroyed
Handicap: An advantage provided to ensure equality or a
disadvantage that prevents equal achievement
Hold up: To support or to impede
Model: An exemplar or a copy
Out: Visible as with stars showing in the sky, or invisible,
reference to lights
Overlook: To supervise or to neglect
Oversight: Monitoring or failing to oversee
Peer: A person of the nobility or an equal
Quantum: Significantly large (as in leap) or a minuscule
Quite: Rather (as a qualifying modifier) or
Rock: An immobile mass of stone or a shaking or
movement or action
Sanction: To approve or to boycott
Scan: To peruse or to glance
Screen: To present as in film or to conceal as in high
Seed: To sow seeds or to shed them as in (floral) gone to
Skin: To cover or to remove
Splice: To join or to separate
Strike: To hit or to miss in an attempt to hit
Throw out: To dispose of or to present for
Trim: To decorate or to remove excess from
Trip: A journey or a stumble
Variety: A particular type or many types
Wind up: To end or to start up
To be clear, this would basically be a puzzle challenge.
Using the above words create a dual, contrary meaning
sentence with identical wording.
ADDENDUM: Ideal usage of this is to make stories that
can be innocent or dirty.
This has been a matter of life and death.
[pertinax, Apr 16 2022]
"Bless your heart"
[doctorremulac3, Apr 17 2022]
are getting... [4and20, Apr 17 2022]
||I'd take a Lear jet to see the Tatas in India.
||And could be dirty or clean too. Double points.
Adding that to the description.
||Also reminded of back when I was a
teenager and we'd buy old classic cars, get them
showroom ready and resell them. (THIS story is
true) So this guy's selling an old Chrysler Imperial
Crown Coupe, but the fuel pump is having issues.
So he asks his wife Katy to pump the gas pedal
while he's under the hood trying to see if
something's stuck. So while she's turning over the
engine it's kind of loud so he has to yell: (in a
German accent, don't know why that made it
funner but it did) "PUMP IT KATY, PUMP IT!" So
after Katy pumped it a while and it started he
explained "Well, she pumped it and it came." Sure
he was confused at all the resultant laughter.
||Come to think of it, English being his second
be kind of important to the story. And actually he
"pamped" it, Arnold Schwarzenegger style.
||(+)... I wonder if enough sound bites exist to simulate Leslie Nielsons' voice for narration.
||That would be the way southern ladies use that
||For those unfamiliar, it's the polite southern way of
saying "This person is an idiot.". "Did you hear about
Clara losing all her money at the race track? Bless her
||Some thoughts on sound bites and bytes. The average length of a sound bite has been falling dramatically [link]. This appears to have happened where the bite met the byte. A byte of audio would only be measurable in milliseconds, though now we at least have the Megabytes to store longer.
||For extra condescending scorn, should that be required,
one may bless someone's little cotton socks.
||I like that. Sounds innocent enough but clearly
insulting. Compusults are a thing I think I've heard.
The cliche would be a woman being catty to another
by saying something like "I think it's awesome how
brave you are to wear that dress with your figure.".
||This is encountered a lot with visualizing technological processes. Much of it is very opaque, but as everyone knows it must be more transparent!
||Or so say the kids, who are wicked sick.