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Same Word, Different Meanings

The word was 'dinky'!

At first I looked it up in the 'Oxford':

Brit. Informal  attractively small and neat.

and then by chance I checked it out in the 'Cambridge':

(infml) unpleasantly small or slight

Dazed by this obvious contradiction, I finally consulted with the 'Longman':

informal
1    British English    small and attractive:
      a dinky little bag
2    American English    too small and often not very nice:
      It was a really dinky hotel room.

That was interesting to me. Just wanted to share it with you in this dinky post! (read it with British accent, please!)

 


 

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