P114: On Auto-Antonyms

The funny thing about language is that sometimes a single word can have two opposite meanings. Smarter people than me call these words “auto-antonyms.” For example, the adverb “periodically” can mean:

  • Recurring at regular intervals of time, but also
  • Repeating at irregular intervals

When I launched this newsletter, the central gimmick was that it would be published every week, aligning with the first definition above. Effective immediately, the publication schedule will reflect the second definition: irregular, sporadic, from time to time. And I don’t even have to change the name!

I’m going to continue to write, I hope you continue to subscribe. Talk to you soon.

Periodically yours,

Bob Sherron