Subject: Re: Cells instead of Semaphors?
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: Fri, 14 Dec 2001 06:27:56 GMT
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
Message-ID: <>

| "Usually only" seems an odd turn of phrase here.

  Ha!  Only to a native ear.  I have my own language in which it sounds great.

  What I _meant_ was that "antonym" usually has no more than one meaning,
  but that it appeared to have at least one more meaning which made "cell"
  an antonym (of something?).

| Note that the word "nice" has gradually turned into a near-antonym of
| what it meant quite some decades ago.

  I use the Norwegian equivalent, "fint", ironically, only, but I have no
  idea whence the influence for that came.

  However, I think this just highlights that "antonym" is the wrong word to
  describe what kind of word "cell" is.

  The past is not more important than the future, despite what your culture
  has taught you.  Your future observations, conclusions, and beliefs are
  more important to you than those in your past ever will be.  The world is
  changing so fast the balance between the past and the future has shifted.