Monday, October 12, 2015

Waikato Times letter of the week #57

This is from the edition of Monday 12 October. As always, spelling, punctuation, grammar and logic are exactly as printed in the Waikato Times.
Single letter
Two of the most powerful words in the modern day English language are three letter words.
Fit & Fat. Fit – meaning healthy – correct size (clothing) – bout of illness coughing etc.
Fat – meaning plump, thick, oily, greasy substance etc.
It seems strange that these two words, of three English letters only, are different by three letters, i and a.
No other words are so closely the same yet directly opposite in the English language. Similar, yet different.
Ken Weldon

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