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Oxymorons: Terribly Good

Icy hot Friendly fire Paid volunteer Loyal opposition Clearly misunderstood Static flow Poor health Almost exactly Clearly confused Minor crisis Freezer burn Who doesn’t love these paradoxical figures of speech? Please send more! Mirth in a Box sells fun and … Continue reading

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Oxymorons: Seriously Funny

 Oxymorons (actually the plural is oxymora but I have never heard anyone ever use that term) are figures of speech that combine contradictory words. Which are your favorites? Terribly good Student Teacher Old news Crash landing Definite maybe Resident alien Paid … Continue reading

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Oxymorons: Wicked Good Fun

Authentic reproduction Nothing much Unbiased opinion Red licorice Global village Calculated risk Pure evil Butthead Perfectly awful Texas chic (Come on! I will not say who sent me this one!) Sinfully good An oxymoron is a combination of contradictory words. … Continue reading

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Good Grief! Oxymorons Once Again!

Oxymorons (a combination of words that have opposite or very different meanings per Merrima- Webster Dictionary) abound in everyday speech. Here’s a few that I have com across recently: Painless Dentistry– Yep. I guess novocaine helps a bit but getting … Continue reading

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Oh Oh Oh Oxymorons!

Just feeling a bit of love for those delightfully incongruous figures of speech, oxymorons. Non-alcoholic beer Sour candy Pretty bad Deafening silence Clear as mud Easy labor Mandatory volunteering Great Depression Random order Original copy Come on! Let me know … Continue reading

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Oxymorons Once Again!

Last spring we explored those delightful combinations of contradictory words, oxymorons, in Outlandish Oxymorons Revealed. Many of our readers (OK, 4 of our readers) sent in a few more. Here they are: Friendly divorce Working Lunch Sound of Silence One-man … Continue reading

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Outlandish Oxymorons Revealed!

What do jumbo shrimp, fun run & Civil War all have in common? They are all oxymorons! Here’s what Webster says about oxymorons: Oxymoron [ok-si-MOHR-uh] noun A figure of speech by which a locution produces an seemingly self-contradictory effect. Here’s a few … Continue reading

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