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message 1: by Sandy (last edited Nov 23, 2010 04:43AM) (new)

Sandy | 16584 comments Mod
15.4. Opposite Day
Jan 24th is Opposite Day.
A. Read one book whose title contains opposite words (ex. up and down, over and under, right and left, man and woman, son and daughter, cat and dog, etc.). If you choose this option, your book must be at least 200 pages.
OR
B. Read two books, whose titles contain words that are opposite. (ex. Up in the Air and Long Way Down)

This site might be helpful, for those trying to get a handle on pairs of words that are opposites, and also explaining the types of antonyms.

http://www.fun-with-words.com/nym_ant...


message 2: by Sandy (last edited Dec 29, 2010 02:04PM) (new)

Sandy | 16584 comments Mod
Approved word pairs:
truths/lie
sister/brothers
weeping/laughter
mother/father
heaven/hell
under/over
little/big
lights/dark
uglies/pretties
night/day
war/peace
here/there
boy/girl
bitter/sweet
fragile/tough
fictional/true
his/hers
east/west
living/dead
easy/hard
same/different
life/death
black/white
light/darkness
good/bad
good/evil
hide/seek
all/nothing
here/elsewhere
birth/death
life/death
naughty/nice
crying/laughing
bride/groom
lady/gentleman


message 3: by Sandy (last edited Dec 29, 2010 02:04PM) (new)

Sandy | 16584 comments Mod
not approved:
dawn/night
awake/dreaming
snow/fire
morning/midnight
sun/moon
faithful/disappearing
sizzling/cold
fear/fearless
town/jungle
now/later


message 4: by Dee (last edited Nov 20, 2010 06:37AM) (new)

Dee (austhokie) | 7851 comments can one of the words be pluralized - ie. Sister and Brothers or does it need to be Sister/Brother? Does that work for opposite

I was going to use, if allowed:
While My Sister Sleeps
Brothers Without Borders


message 5: by Sandy (new)

Sandy | 16584 comments Mod
Delicious Dee Challenge Addict wrote: "can one of the words be pluralized - ie. Sister and Brothers or does it need to be Sister/Brother? Does that work for opposite

I was going to use, if allowed:
[book:While My Sister Sleeps|4071..."


Plurals are fine


message 6: by Sandie (new)

Sandie (chocdrop) | 214 comments Is Two Truths and a Lie acceptable?


message 7: by Sandy (new)

Sandy | 16584 comments Mod
Sandie wrote: "Is Two Truths and a Lie acceptable?"

yes


message 8: by kiki (new)

kiki (keekers) | 821 comments can the opposites occur in the subtitle? for example:

Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed fail and succeed are part of the subtitle, but are definitely opposites.

or As Nature Made Him: The Boy Who Was Raised as a Girl boy and girl in subtitle.

thanks! :)


message 10: by Jayme (new)

Jayme (jaymetheghostreader) | 3028 comments Would Fire and Snow work as opposites? For example "Fire Rose" and "The Snow Queen"?


message 11: by BJ Rose (new)

BJ Rose (bjrose) | 822 comments Opposite enough in same title?

Awake And Dreaming


message 12: by Sandy (new)

Sandy | 16584 comments Mod
Jayme(the ghost reader) wrote: "Would Fire and Snow work as opposites? For example "Fire Rose" and "The Snow Queen"?"

I'm afraid not.


message 13: by Sandy (new)

Sandy | 16584 comments Mod
kiki wrote: "can the opposites occur in the subtitle? for example:

Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed fail and succeed are part of the subtitle, but are definitely opposites.

or ..."


subtitles are fine


message 14: by Sandy (new)

Sandy | 16584 comments Mod
BJ Rose wrote: "Opposite enough in same title?

Awake And Dreaming"


I'm afraid that won't work - dreaming isn't necessarily an opposite of being awake and doesn't have to have anything to do with being asleep.


message 15: by Christine US (new)

Christine US (christineus) | 572 comments Could I use dawn as the opposite of night?
Also, is 'lights' ok (as in light and dark) or does it have to be just 'light'?


message 16: by Beth (new)

Beth | 665 comments Would you consider heaven and hell to be opposites?


message 17: by Lahni (new)


message 18: by Heather (last edited Nov 20, 2010 09:14PM) (new)

Heather | 386 comments Would Weeping Underwater Looks a Lot Like Laughter work? Weeping and Laughter being the opposites?

Heather in KS


message 19: by Jayme (new)

Jayme (jaymetheghostreader) | 3028 comments How about "Under The Tuscan Sun" and "Dead Over Heels" ?


message 20: by Aleksandra (new)

Aleksandra (aleksandrakonwa) | 777 comments what about Little, Big by John Crowley?


message 21: by Sandy (new)

Sandy | 16584 comments Mod
Christine US wrote: "Could I use dawn as the opposite of night?
Also, is 'lights' ok (as in light and dark) or does it have to be just 'light'?"


Dawn and night don't really work, but plurals are ok, so lights and dark will work.


message 22: by Sandy (new)

Sandy | 16584 comments Mod
Jayme(the ghost reader) wrote: "How about "Under The Tuscan Sun" and "Dead Over Heels" ?"

under and over are fine


message 23: by Sandy (new)

Sandy | 16584 comments Mod
Aleksandra wrote: "what about Little, Big by John Crowley?"

that works


message 24: by Sandy (new)

Sandy | 16584 comments Mod
Lahni wrote: "How about Mother Earth Father Sky?"

mother and father work


message 25: by Sandy (new)

Sandy | 16584 comments Mod
Beth F. wrote: "Would you consider heaven and hell to be opposites?"

yes


message 26: by Erin (NY) (new)

Erin (NY) (erin_p) | 629 comments How about Uglies and Pretties?


message 27: by Sandy (new)

Sandy | 16584 comments Mod
Erin (NY) wrote: "How about Uglies and Pretties?"

that works


message 28: by Helen (new)


message 29: by Jennifer N. (last edited Nov 21, 2010 08:52AM) (new)


message 30: by Foxy Grandma (new)

Foxy Grandma (foxygrandma) | 1016 comments Would Angels & Demons work?


message 32: by Jennifer N. (new)

Jennifer N. | 423 comments What about Night And Day?


message 33: by Sandy (new)

Sandy | 16584 comments Mod
Jennifer N. wrote: "Waiting for the Dark, Waiting for the Light: A Novel would work."

Helen wrote: "How about Sister Light, Sister Dark?"

Light and Dark works


message 34: by Sandy (new)

Sandy | 16584 comments Mod
Jennifer N. wrote: "What about Good Morning, Midnight or War and Peace?"

War and Peace works, Morning and midnight not


message 35: by Sandy (new)

Sandy | 16584 comments Mod
Beth NC wrote: "Would Angels & Demons work?"

Looks like a common definition of a demon is a fallen angel, so that works


message 36: by Terri FL (new)

Terri FL (territhemuse) | 527 comments How about Goddesses, Whores, Wives and Slaves: Women in Classical Antiquity? I am struggling to figure which of the 1st 4 words are opposites, and it is creating quite a fun little discussion with it! My first thought was whores and wives being opposites though. I know this might be a stretch.


message 38: by Liz (new)

Liz Would sun & moon?


message 39: by Sandy (new)

Sandy | 16584 comments Mod
Terri Fl wrote: "How about Goddesses, Whores, Wives and Slaves: Women in Classical Antiquity? I am struggling to figure which of the 1st 4 words are opposites, and it is creating quite a fun little d..."

I don't think any of these words are opposites.


message 40: by Sandy (new)

Sandy | 16584 comments Mod
Liz wrote: "Would sun & moon?"

not really opposites.

Keep in mind that not every word has an opposite, especially nouns.


message 41: by Sandy (new)

Sandy | 16584 comments Mod
This site might be helpful, for those trying to get a handle on pairs of words that are opposites, and also explaining the types of antonyms.

http://www.fun-with-words.com/nym_ant...


message 42: by Sandy (new)

Sandy | 16584 comments Mod
Dlmrose wrote: "Does Neither Here nor There: Travels in Europe work?"

here and there work


message 43: by Sue (new)

Sue (suetinge) | 1525 comments Just double-checking. Do to and from work?


message 44: by Megan (new)

Megan Anderson (ms_anderson) | 1481 comments Silly question, but I just want to make sure:

Do you consider "love" and "hate" antonyms?


message 45: by Sandy (new)

Sandy | 16584 comments Mod
Ms Anderson wrote: "Silly question, but I just want to make sure:

Do you consider "love" and "hate" antonyms?"


Sue T wrote: "Just double-checking. Do to and from work?"

yes and yes


message 46: by Megan (new)

Megan Anderson (ms_anderson) | 1481 comments Yay! Thank you! Now I don't need to go change books lol


message 47: by kiki (new)

kiki (keekers) | 821 comments are you accepting boy/girl as opposites? i don't see it on the approved list, but they seem to be worthy. thanks! :)


message 48: by Sue (new)

Sue (suetinge) | 1525 comments Sandy wrote: "Ms Anderson wrote: "Silly question, but I just want to make sure:

Do you consider "love" and "hate" antonyms?"

Sue T wrote: "Just double-checking. Do to and from work?"

yes and yes"


Excellent! Thank you.


message 49: by Liz (new)

Liz I imagine Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet would work - "bitter" & "sweet"


message 50: by Deedee (last edited Nov 23, 2010 11:22AM) (new)

Deedee | 2144 comments Sue T wrote: "Sandy wrote: "Ms Anderson wrote: "Silly question, but I just want to make sure:

Do you consider "love" and "hate" antonyms?"

Sue T wrote: "Just double-checking. Do to and from work?"

yes and yes..."


Oh, good, that means
The March of Folly: From Troy to Vietnam
and
From Here to Eternity
and
From Here to Paternity
work!


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