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« on: 21/10/2006 08:14:11 »
Post any funny examples of oxymorons you can find

example: Jumbo shrimp, or republican party.

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Re: Oxymorons
« Reply #1 on: 21/10/2006 09:01:08 »
"War on Terror"!!!

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« Reply #2 on: 23/10/2006 05:52:13 »
"Tax Return"

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« Reply #3 on: 23/10/2006 08:08:48 »
Love and Marriage....oops!  LOL

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« Reply #4 on: 24/10/2006 16:28:36 »
president bush :D

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« Reply #5 on: 29/05/2007 19:18:08 »
Accidentally on Purpose

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« Reply #6 on: 29/05/2007 19:22:40 »
Dark lights. ;D
 

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« Reply #7 on: 29/05/2007 19:29:31 »
wet water
 

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« Reply #8 on: 29/05/2007 19:43:36 »
Awfully nice

Awfully good

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« Reply #9 on: 29/05/2007 19:45:19 »
wet water

Is that not a tautology rather than an oxymoron?

 

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« Reply #10 on: 29/05/2007 19:48:17 »
Awfully nice

Awfully good

This uses the archaic meaning of the word 'awful', meaning someone or something which inspires awe.
 

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Why is this an oxymoron - can you not see by moonlight, or at night under a street light?

 

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« Reply #11 on: 29/05/2007 19:49:28 »
HEE HEE HEE, I am not sure George, What is a Tautology  if you don't mind me asking in my stupidity I have never heard that word before! LOL SO Sorry..LOL  You tell me!
 

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« Reply #12 on: 29/05/2007 19:50:26 »
what about "Night Light"
 

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« Reply #13 on: 29/05/2007 19:58:59 »
what about it?
 

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« Reply #14 on: 29/05/2007 20:27:38 »
Is it an Oxymoron
 

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« Reply #15 on: 29/05/2007 20:36:16 »
tautology= 1. needless repetition of an idea in a different word, phrase, or sentence; redundancy; pleonasm (Ex.; "necessary essentials") 2. An instance of such repetition


Pleonasm= n. to be in access 1. The use of more words then are necessary for the expression of an idea; Redundancy( EX.; "Plenty enough") 2. An instance of this 3.the redundant word or expression
 

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« Reply #16 on: 29/05/2007 20:37:07 »
Yes George I believe you are right..LOL
 

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« Reply #17 on: 29/05/2007 20:49:56 »
Stupid nerds! ;)
 

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« Reply #18 on: 29/05/2007 20:56:49 »
LOL at first I thought you were calling us names then suddenly the penny dropped... LOL Your so funny..LOL!
 

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« Reply #19 on: 29/05/2007 20:58:42 »
"Terrifically good"
 

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« Reply #20 on: 29/05/2007 21:00:28 »
sounds like something I would say!LOL
 

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« Reply #21 on: 29/05/2007 21:02:18 »
One fine day in the middle of the night,

Two dead men got up to fight,

Back to back they faced each other,

Drew their swords and shot each other,


One was blind and the other couldn't, see

So they chose a dummy for a referee.

A blind man went to see fair play,

A dumb man went to shout "hooray!"


A paralysed donkey passing by,

Kicked the blind man in the eye,

Knocked him through a nine inch wall,

Into a dry ditch and drowned them all,


A deaf policeman heard the noise,

And came to arrest the two dead boys,

If you don't believe this story’s true,

Ask the blind man he saw it too!

 

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« Reply #22 on: 29/05/2007 21:32:25 »
LOL I really like that Seany  :D
 

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« Reply #23 on: 29/05/2007 21:34:07 »
LOL LOL Your so funny HEE HEE HEEHEEHEE LOL! That one is really full of it! LOL
 

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« Reply #24 on: 29/05/2007 21:41:56 »
Oh, by the way, I didn't make it! It's a really famous nonsense poem ;)
 

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