We rented a cottage in Cornwall last week. This is what it said about the phone line...
"The cottage telephone (01503 xxxxxx) only excepts incoming calls & calls to the emergency services only."
Ok, so it's fairly clear they mean the exact opposite. But it's still the exact opposite. If we stop caring about using the right word, where will it all end? Well, it could end up here http://www.grammarblog.co.uk/. There are worse calamities in the world I know, but this blog isn't about them.
Talking of muddles, here's a new cartoon.