Different… Yet, the same.

Have you ever noticed how two sentences that should have different meanings, actually have the same meaning?

An example of this is these two sentences:

1. They got hit pretty good.

2. They got hit pretty bad.

“Good” and “bad” are opposites, we can all agree on that I hope (if not, you should go look in the dictionary maybe..). If these two words are opposites, then how come these two sentences both actually mean the same thing???

(This example was taken from a recent conversation which made me think of this and how odd it is…)

In the example, getting hit is bad either way and so saying “good” actually means just the same as bad here. If you think differently, please inform me with the hows and whys of your opinion.

Sometimes the English language has me shook. This is one of those times. This may be fact or exaggeration but the English language is jacked. The same sentence can be said many different ways, it can be completely reworded and still make sense. It is amazing but also horrible for anyone trying to learn English.

Speaking of people trying to learn English, this example probably wouldn’t even make sense to someone learning the language or who hasn’t much experience with the language. For that, I am sorry.

I would come up with another example, but this one was just so good. Plus, this post is probably long enough as is. 🙂

Have a great weekend, peeps.

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