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How Come Flammable and Inflammable Mean the Same Thing?

So what word tells someone that something ISN'T easy to catch fire?

MsKnowItAll

Added by MsKnowItAll on August 3, 2019 | You Like This |

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Tyler

Well actually... it's a long story. Inflammable was the original word, but everyone thought that meant "impervious to flame," so for safety reasons they dropped the "in" to prevent people from being confused and taking cigarette breaks against propane tanks.

Tyler on August 17, 2019

DarylthePony

bruh why do you know that

DarylthePony on August 25, 2019

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Unflammable maybe?

Jesse on September 3, 2019

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I'm still surprised that people have to be told not to burn down the forest. Isn't it pretty obvious what burns and what doesn't?

MsKnowItAll on September 4, 2019

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Who else looked this up afterward?

Someone on February 2, 2020

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