Monday, December 31, 2012

another of many oxymora,2817,2413629,00.asp

"online privacy" -- please disabuse yourself of any notion this is possible
"jumbo shrimp"
"dark light"
"living dead"

Among other oxymora:
An oxymoron (plural oxymora or oxymorons) (from Greek ὀξύμωρον, "sharp dull") is a figure of speechthat combines contradictory terms. Oxymora appear in a variety of contexts, including inadvertent errors such as ground pilot and literary oxymorons crafted to reveal a paradox. [from]
Some paradoxical oxymora become clichés:
Bitter sweet
Deafening silence
Dry Drunk
Forward retreat
Irregular pattern
Noisy silence

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