Confusing Descending Words

“Down with”

I suppose this is part of the poetic charm of the English language.


Popular with gadget bloggers, this exact-same-wording-to-mean-the-exact-opposite-thing is neither charming nor poetic. It’s just plain confusing and should be done away with completely. So, let’s just go ahead and stop using “drop” to mean “released”, ok? We’re not waiting for a parachute shipment from a military cargo jet here.