Do you know any words that when you hear them, they cause you to roll your eyeballs?
One of mine is: organic …. as in “organic food“.
I know what people mean when they say it, but how can one word have 2 definitions that contradict each other?
1. derived from a living organism.
2. food grown without pesticides or chemical fertilizer.
It doesn’t make sense to me.
Either almost everything I eat is organic, or almost nothing I eat is organic.
It can’t be both, but it is!
Either I am organic, or I am not organic.
It’s an oxymoron.
It’s like saying: sport
1. an active pastime, recreation, or game having a set form and rules.
2. an active pastime, recreation, or game having no set form or rules.
This word with 2 opposing definitions bothers me.
note: black pudding, blood sausage, liver, and kidney are probably the original organic foods.
double note: I wonder which definition organic chemists like?
triple note: Are organs at hockey arenas and churches “vital organs“?
quadruple note: Is organ music: 1) made with an organ? 2) made by an organism? 3) made by people not on drugs?