antipodes antipodes

Definition(s):

  • (n) any two places or regions on diametrically opposite sides of the Earth

Usage(s):

  1. Twenty years ago wine connoisseurs scoffed at the idea of anything good coming from the antipodes.
  2. Eventually the vines of America saved those of Europe and the antipodes.
  3. Emphasis on force: part of the reason bourgeois black groups were turned off by the genre is that it owed its world view to their antipodes--militant groups like the Black Panthers.

News

  • Sub expedition finds invasive lionfish in deep water

    Several dives planned this week off Fort Lauderdale Aboard the submersible Antipodes, cruising 250 feet beneath the surface off Fort Lauderdale, scientists peered through violet water and saw exactly what they hoped not to see.        
    on June 29, 2013     Source: Sun-Sentinel

Quotes

  1. "On the one hand we were out to prove that 'the British race in the antipodes had not degenerated', yet we resented being dragooned into a war which did not threaten our own country or its people," Mr Keating said.
    on Oct 30, 2008 By: Paul Keating Source: Sydney Morning Herald

  2. "New Zealand natural cosmetic products is a sector enjoying impressive successes in the French market," Mr Goff said. "Today I joined five New Zealand companies: Living Nature, Skinfood, Trilogy, Art a Face and Antipodes, along with New...
    on May 14, 2007 By: Phil Goff Source: Scoop.co.nz (press release)

  3. "You'd best not be wearing flip-flops (or, as they call them in the antipodes, 'jandals') Smyth," says John Sanger. "I really thought you were one of the good guys. What's a bona-fide Britpopper doing going all metrosexual on us?"
    on Jul 27, 2006 By: John Sanger Source: guardian.co.uk

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