Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Word Nerd

Consider these two similar words. Look and see. As in, look over there! See that? Take a look-see. Then attach the prefix over-, and you have overlook and oversee. Which are pretty much antonyms. When you oversee something, you're watching and attentive. When you overlook something, you miss it completely. Opposites. I often wake up with this sort of crap running around in my brain. Pondering the weirdness of the English language is a hobby of mine whether I like it or not. Welcome to my Tuesday.

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