05 April 2011

seize and desist

Today I was editing something and saw the word cease used incorrectly. I looked at it for a full minute and looked it up on m-w.com before I realized what it should be: seize. I seriously thought, "Is there a sense of the word cease that means this? Maybe it's one of those words like cleave, peruse . . . " (you know, auto-antonyms, contronyms, antagonyms; whatever you want to call them, they're kind of interesting).

1 comment:

Brit said...

This has nothing to do with your post, except that you posted -- but I was just thinking this morning that I wished you would and then you did.

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