I was stood outside the pub the other day, sharing some Thai grass with a friend, when he said something in conversation that got me thinking:
“I like annoying people.”
Did he mean that he enjoys getting people annoyed or he enjoys people who are annoying to others? Or did he mean both?
Is it a verb or an adjective? That’s the question. Of course, I had I not been stoned the answer would have been obvious: my friend enjoys annoying others.
What other examples are there of such ambiguities in meaning?