Ambiguity, thy name is English - O

last refreshed 03/26/2009 12:15:18 PM
Expression ...may mean any of
odd table issue an odd table was issued
strange problem with a table
no problem with the even table
an odd table was issued but chairs are paired
Officer delays family racing to see dying mom officer caused family races to be delayed so he could see his dying mom
officer delays a family which was racing to see their dying mom
official local government use only inofficial local government cannot use it
local government cannot use it unofficially
any official government must not use it unless it is local
the official local government may use it but must not repair it, sell it, junk it or do anything else but use it
official local government may use it, but official local barber, court, police, bar and anything else must not
open eyes open your eyes
eyes which are open
out of order broken, not functioning
in disarray
out of turn, i.e. bad queue discipline
oversight committee committee to oversee something
committee to investigate oversights
committee to see nothing due to their own oversights