Cross currents

Why does “mutable” refer to all the things that we can change,
When it should mean “Can be silenced”? It all seems so very strange.

And when we say “inflammable” we sound a bit confused,
For it means the same as “flammable”. Consider me bemused.

And then there is “impregnable”, which means something specific
Except when it means something nearly opposite. Terrific.

And when a thing is “current” it is up-to-date, you know.
But also it’s … Oh never mind, let’s just go with the flow.

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