Wednesday, 29 October 2008

revolution/revulsion

When an object is in the act of revolution, it is revolving.

When a person is in the act of revolution, it is revolting. When a person revolts, we speak of revolution.

When an object revolts, the process is revulsion.

What's up with that?

2 comments:

Afe said...

It's just a turn of phrase.

Emily said...

I don't know, but my head is spinning trying to work it out.