He said, 'There are two words in the English language which are spelt the same, and pronounced the same, but have opposite meanings. What are they?' I couldn't find an answer and of course that pleased him no end: he said (with the sort of flourish magicians have when pulling silk scarves from their sleeves) CLEAVE. To cleave to something is to cling to it with all your heart, he said, but to cleave something apart is to break it up.
370. oldal (Serpent's Tail, 2016)