Cool Oxymorons

Posted by M ws On Tuesday, November 13, 2012 2 comments

An oxymoron (plural oxymora or oxymorons) (from Greek ὀξύμωρον, "sharp dull") is a figure of speech that 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.

Here's an interesting list for your reading pleasure...


  • Act naturally
  • Found missing
  • Resident alien
  • Advanced BASIC
  • Genuine imitation
  • Airline Food
  • Good grief
  • Same difference
  • Almost exactly
  • Government organization
  • Sanitary landfill
  • Alone together
  • Legally drunk
  • Silent scream
  • Living dead
  • Small crowd
  • Business ethics
  • Soft rock
  • Butt head
  • Military intelligence
  • Software documentation
  • New classic
  • Sweet sorrow
  • Child Proof
  • "Now, then ..."
  • Synthetic natural gas
  • Passive aggression
  • Taped live
  • Clearly misunderstood
  • Peace force
  • Extinct life
  • Temporary tax increase
  • Computer jock
  • Plastic glasses
  • Terribly pleased
  • Computer security
  • Political science
  • Tight slacks
  • Definite maybe
  • Pretty ugly
  • Twelve-ounce pound cake
  • Diet ice cream
  • Working vacation

2 comments to Cool Oxymorons

  1. says:

    Bunny Intelligent australian.

  1. says:

    masterwordsmith Ah Bunny's brand of humour :-). Great to hear from you again! Thank you for sharing. Take care and God bless!

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