It's pretty weird how the verb "clip" means both attach and cut off, amirite?

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or how fat chance and slim chance mean the same thing

languages are sweet like that

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Consider how many shortcuts we use in the English language. "Clip" itself may not mean either of those things. Instead, it could simply mean modifying an attachment between two objects. Seems to me like it's a neutral term that depends on the context.

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Very interesting. Did you look that up or are you just interested in etymology?

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