[OT] sentances with two meanings

John J. Lee jjl at pobox.com
Tue Jul 15 23:15:54 CEST 2003


bhahn at spam-spam.g0-away.com (Brendan Hahn) writes:

> duncan at rcp.co.uk wrote:
> >"Colin S. Miller" <colinsm.spam-me-not at picsel.com> wrote:
> >To "take someone in" means to trick or deceive them.
> 
> "take in" can also mean to observe.

But "take someone in" never means that.  It really is a wonder that we
manage to communicate this way...


John




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