Subj:     Oxymorons
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.........................Oxymorons  (S171, S679b)

Subj:     Oxymoron Definition (S679b)
          From: Wikipedia on 01/20/2010
 Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oxymoron

 An oxymoron is a figure of speech that combines normally
 contradictory terms.  They appear in a range of contexts,
 from inadvertent errors such as extremely average, to
 deliberate puns like same difference, to literary oxymorons
 that have been carefully crafted to reveal a paradox.

 The most common form of oxymoron involves an adjective-noun
 combination. For example, the following line from Tennyson's
 Idylls of the King contains two oxymora:
    "And faith unfaithful kept him falsely true."

 Less often seen is noun-verb combinations such as the line
    "The silence whistles"
 from Nathan Alterman's Summer Night.

Subj:     Oxymorons (in alphabetical order) (S171, S679b)
          From: Ossama's Laugh on 5/23/98
      and From: Tom_Adams on 98-05-22

  This is 116 oxymorons listed below.

  Act naturally
  Advanced BASIC
  Airline Food (also: junk food, hospital food)
  Almost exactly
  alone together
  amateur expert
  baby grand (piano)
  black light
  Brief survey
  British fashion
  Business ethics
  Butt Head
  Christian Scientists
  civil war
  Clearly misunderstood
  Computer jock
  Computer security
  Congressional ethics
  criminal justice
  crisis management
  Deafening silence
  Death Benefits
  Definite maybe
  Diet ice cream
  divorce court
  down escalator
  dry wine
  elementary calculus
  evaporated milk
  Exact estimate
  Extinct Life
  extra time
  fast idle
  flexible freeze (economics)
  Found missing
  freezer burn
  fresh frozen
  friendly arguement
  Genuine imitation
  Good grief
  gourmet pizza
  Government organization
  governmental efficiency
  great depression
  guest host
  half full (also half empty)
  Honest Crook
  hopelessly optimistic
  idiot savant
  industrial park
  irate patient
  jumbo shrimp
  Lean pork
  Legally drunk
  live recording
  Living dead
  mandatory option
  marijuana initiative
  Medium Large
  Microsoft Works
  Mild Abrasive
  military intelligence
  minor disaster
  New classic
  New York culture
  Mobil station
  No-good Do-gooder!
  non-stop flight
  "Now, then ..."
  old news
  Organized mess
  original copy
  Oxymorons in vehicle names: Dodge Ram
  Oxymorons in vehicle names: Cherokee Pioneer
  partially completed
  passive agression
  Peace force
  peacekeeper missile
  perfect idiot
  plastic glasses
  Political science
  pretty ugly
  random logic (fuzzy logic)
  rap music
  Religious tolerance
  Renegade Lawmakers (from CNN during the battle in Moscow.)
  Resident alien
  Same difference
  Sanitary landfill
  scheduled spontaneity (From a Franklin time management class.)
  Second Best
  Silent scream
  singular relationship
  Small crowd
  Soft rock
  Software documentation
  standard deviation
  student teacher
  sure bet
  sweet sorrow
  Synthetic natural gas
  Taped live
  Temporary tax increase
  terribly nice
  Terribly pleased
  Tight slacks
  Turbo Diesel
  Twelve-ounce pound cake
  unacceptable solution
  work party
  working vacation

From: ICohen on 1/31/2002
  Amtrak schedule
  Compassionate conservative
  State worker

                           -(o o)-
..............................From Imogenelumen