Wednesday, December 14, 2005

Antanaclasis

This one is for the polyglots ... well, this does sound like a different language to me :)


Antanaclasis is a play on words in which a key word is repeated in a different, often contrary, sense. Some famous antanaclastic quotes :


1. Your argument is sound, nothing but sound. -Benjamin Franklin
2. If you aren't fired with enthusiasm, you will be fired with enthusiasm. -Vince Lombardi
3. Learn some craft when young, that when old you may live without craft. -Anonymous
4. Our frequent fliers can frequent other fliers. (British Airways)

10 Comments:

Blogger Srini said...

Very interesting piece of observation!

Tue Mar 29, 10:56:00 AM 2005  
Blogger divyasurendiran said...

>>If you aren't fired with enthusiasm, you will be fired with enthusiasm

:) Good one

Fri Aug 12, 08:15:00 PM 2005  
Blogger Jayan said...

:)

Sat Aug 13, 01:39:00 PM 2005  
Blogger Narayanan Venkitu said...

Nice.!

Enthusiasm is interesting.!

Sun Aug 14, 06:04:00 AM 2005  
Blogger Sakshi said...

Pretty Cool !

Sun Aug 14, 07:05:00 PM 2005  
Blogger Jayan said...

@Sakshi : Welcome.

Mon Aug 15, 09:00:00 AM 2005  
Blogger ada-paavi!!!! said...

nice ones, i like BA one! current strike situation its very apt!

Mon Aug 15, 09:49:00 AM 2005  
Blogger Jayan said...

@Vatsan : Have left a request on your nakkal times. Check it out.

Mon Aug 15, 02:56:00 PM 2005  
Blogger Shuuro said...

I want to say something but have nothing to say, so will leave without saying :).

Thu Dec 15, 08:49:00 PM 2005  
Blogger Jayan said...

@Shuuro : Now, thatz a rarity ... to leave you dumbfounded :)

Thu Dec 15, 09:30:00 PM 2005  

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