Friday, August 17, 2012

Just For Fun: Oxymorons

As most of you know, an oxymoron is a word or phrase that contains an inherent contradiction. Often, these are phrases that people use, but that contain words that don’t really go together when you think about it. So, just for fun, here are some oxymorons I’ve collected. Feel free to comment and tell me which ones are your favorites or share your own.

Act naturally

Found missing

Resident alien

Genuine imitation

Airline food

Good grief

Same difference

Almost exactly

Government organization

Sanitary landfill

Alone together

Silent scream

Living dead

Small crowd

Business ethics

Soft rock

New classic

Sweet sorrow

Childproof (you mothers can relate to this one!)

"Now, then ..."

Synthetic natural gas

Government aid

Passive aggression

Taped live

Clearly misunderstood

Peace force

Extinct life

Temporary tax increase

Computer jock

Plastic glasses

Terribly pleased

Political science

Microsoft Works

Tight slacks

Definite maybe

Pretty ugly

Twelve-ounce pound cake

Diet ice cream

Working vacation

Exact estimate

Common sense

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