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Word of the Day: me encantan
Translation: I love… (…insert plural loved object)
Pronunciation: may en-kawn-tawn

SfG introduces the “Upside-down Word Use Alert.” Meet Merse and Pookie. Merse loves the ladies but he has destroyed the life of every woman he has ever loved. Pookie has a similar relationship with her men. In Upside Down Word Use the meaning and intention of a given word are reversed by action. In this manner seemingly positive terms like “I love…” can mask real danger!

The cure for Upside-down Word Use is expensive and often unsuccessful. We can only hope the Upside-down Word Users will play with each other and leave the rest of us alone.

If you must use “me encantan,” use it accurately, use it carefully and back it up with the appropriate action.