I was thinking about opposites yesterday. There were a lot of things, especially as a child, that I regarded as opposites. Probably if I did a word association kind of thing and I had to say the first opposite that came into my mind, these strange opposites would still pop up.
Whatâ€™s the opposite of vanilla? Why chocolate, of course, except that they are both merely different flavorings for ice cream. Why shouldnâ€™t mint chocolate chip be the opposite of vanilla then? Or the opposite of chocolate for that matter.
How about salt? Pepper, Iâ€™d say. But these are just different seasonings.
I agree that white is the opposite of black, but if I said red, would you say blue? Or green? Green is the complement of red. (I asked Sarah what was the opposite of red and she said, “Anti-Communist?” She obviously thinks much deeper thoughts than I.)
In the condiment field, is mustard the opposite of ketchup?
John thinks chicken is the opposite of beef. I thought it was fish.
Do you have silly opposites?