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A demiurgent comic

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Strip by: David Morgan-Mar, Ian Boreham

T-Rex: I heard that the word "demiurge" can mean either a god...
T-Rex: or the Devil.
T-Rex: That's fascinating. A word that means two opposite things. But I'm not sure how true this is. I don't actually know what it means.
T-Rex: I have half a mind to go look it up.
Utahraptor: You mean, you have a demiurge to look it up.
{beat: T-Rex is stunned}

The author writes:

Such words are know as auto-antonyms, by the way. Although honestly most of the English examples listed on that Wikipedia page are, in our opinion, either marginal or downright wrong, in that the two different definitions, while somewhat opposing if you squint at them funny, are not really antonyms.