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Offline kalabar

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« on: September 18, 2004, 08:51:25 AM »
Post the as many oximorons you can in here
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« Reply #1 on: September 18, 2004, 03:47:39 PM »
I think that is more of a paradox than an oxymoron. If you posed it as a question, like...

If I am God, and I dont believe in myself, does that make me an atheist?

This would be a conundrum.


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« Reply #2 on: September 18, 2004, 09:57:14 PM »
George Bush
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« Reply #3 on: September 18, 2004, 10:03:52 PM »
That isn't an oxymoron.  An oxymoron is a phrase that contradicts itself.  Like "Military Intelligence."
Or "school food"
Or "Microsoft Works"
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« Reply #4 on: September 18, 2004, 10:27:44 PM »
"George Bush's intelligence"
"George Bush's statecraft"
"George Bush's ability to think and reason"

or, conversely...

"John Kerry's decision-making"
"John Kerry's brevity"
"John Kerry's charisma"
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« Reply #5 on: September 19, 2004, 07:05:07 AM »
There are these special moments I havw when I see news on the election, and gallop polls, and even the adds for the respective candidates, and I get this warm fuzzy feeling.

After I have finished throwing up the warm fuzzy feeling, I am beset by a stronger ennui.

Is this the choice we have?



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« Reply #6 on: September 22, 2004, 08:43:14 PM »
(I was aware that George Bush is not an actual oxymoron)

So... what should my oxymoron be...
How about:
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« Reply #7 on: September 22, 2004, 11:09:24 PM »
how about Pirate penguin... No I won't stoop to the level of making fun of another member of this site. :roll:
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« Reply #8 on: September 23, 2004, 05:30:22 PM »
I will, and I give everyone permission to take a shot at me, lifes alot better when you can laugh at yourself.
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« Reply #9 on: September 23, 2004, 06:48:27 PM »
Blessed are they who can laugh at themselves, for they shall never cease to be amused.
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« Reply #10 on: September 23, 2004, 08:26:41 PM »
Especially if you happen to be a penguin, toting a sword and pirate outfit.
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« Reply #11 on: December 06, 2004, 02:22:38 AM »
Senate ethics
Jumbo shrimp
Neoclassical
Buy one, get one free
Open network
Cell tower
Anarchist movement
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« Reply #12 on: March 08, 2005, 12:34:32 PM »
Pretty ugly
Honourable Bush
Sweet and sour

I like penguins... they're my mum's favourite animal, after Winnie the Pooh.
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« Reply #13 on: March 15, 2005, 10:52:39 PM »
What does oxymoron means anyways???
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« Reply #14 on: March 16, 2005, 08:38:15 AM »
http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&lr=&q=define%3Aoxymoron&btnG=Search

Google is your friend.
To use google as a dictionary, type:

define:strange word

in the text area.
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« Reply #15 on: March 16, 2005, 09:24:53 AM »
Sound advice, Ancient Gamer. Sound advice indeed. Kudos  :wink:  to Ancient Gamer for his Google power!

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« Reply #16 on: June 18, 2005, 04:46:09 AM »
Quote from: "Nosredna"
Sound advice, Ancient Gamer. Sound advice indeed. Kudos  :wink:  to Ancient Gamer for his Google power!


Nosredna is right :!: ...it IS sound advice.  :idea: Do you have some more to share, AG? It'll be very useful!
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« Reply #17 on: June 18, 2005, 11:17:53 AM »
http://www.oxymoronlist.com/  
The number of people who lack even basic google-fu is stunning.

http://www.oxymoronica.com/oxymoralist.shtml
http://www.topskills.com/oxymorons.htm
http://www.kamous.com/translator/s.asp?l=1877

An oxymoron is a contradictory word pair. George Carlin popularized Military Intelligence and Jumbo Shrimp in his stand-up comedy act, but there are many others.

See list below - hough admittedly some are not true oxymorons but just contradictory word pairs, like Truck Farm.
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A 12-Ounce Pound Cake
Accurate Horoscope
Act Naturally
Adult Children
Advanced BASIC
African American (Italian American, Polish American, etc.)
Agree to Disagree
Airline Food
Almost Done, Almost Exactly, Almost Ready
Alone Together
Anarchy Rules!
Anxious Patient
Appearance Hearing (court appearance)
Approximately Equal
Artificial Intelligence
Assistant Supervisor
Auction Winner (you still have to pay for it!)
Authentic Reproduction
Awfully Good
Awfully Nice
Baby Grand
Bad Health
Bad Luck
Bad Sex
Bad Sport
Ball Club
Benign Tumor
Black Gold (slang for crude oil)
Black Light
Black Russian
Blue Bird of Happiness
Blue Green
Big Baby
Birthday Suit
Bitter Sweet
Boneless Ribs
Books on Tape
Bridegroom
Bright Night
Buffalo Wings
Business Ethics
Butt Head
Cardinal Sin
Casual Dress
Catfish
Cautiously Optimistic
Chocolate 'Nilla Wafers
Christian Militia
Christian Scientist
Civil Disobedience
Civil War
Classic Rock
Clean Litter
Clearly Misunderstood
Clever Fool
Click the start button to shut down
Close Distance
Cold Fever, Cold Sweat
Comedic Tragedy
Commercial Art
Compassionate Conservative
Computer Jock
Concession Stand
Congressional Ethics
Conscious Sedation (hospital term)
Consensual Rape
Conservative Stock (as in the Stock Market)
Conservative Think Tank
Constant Change, Constant Variable
Constitutional Amendment to Ban Flag Burning
Couch Potato
Crash Landing
Creation Science
Criminal Justice
Criminal Mastermind
Crisis Management
Critical Acclaim
Cruel to be Kind
Cupboard
Current History
Dark Star
Date Rape
Deafening Silence
Death Benefits
Definite Maybe
Detailed Summary
Devout Atheist
Diet Ice Cream
Dodge Ram
Doing Nothing
Domestic Violence
Double Solitaire
Down Escalator
Drug War
Dry Gin, Dry Ice, Dry Lake, Dry Martini
Dull Knife
Educational TV
Elementary Calculus
Elevated Subway
Elevator Shoes
Evaporated Milk
Even Odds
Exact Estimate
Executive Assistant
Express Bus
Extended Limits
Extinct Life
Extra Time, Extra Money
Factory Air
Family Planning Association (you go there to not have a family!)
Family Vacation
Fatally Injured
First Annual
Foreign National
Forward Lateral (football term)
Found Missing
Freezer Burn
Fresh Cheese
Fresh Frozen
Fresh Smelt
Friendly Argument
Friendly Fire
Front End
Fun Run
Functional Illiterate
Fuzzy Logic
Gentleman Bandit
Gentleman's Club
Gentle Turbulence
Girly Man
Global Village
Good Cigar
Good Grief
Good Loser
Good s**t
Gourmet Pizza
Government Organization
Government Intelligence
Government Worker
Graduate Student
Graphic Language
Greater Cleveland
Greater Evil
Group of individuals
Growing Smaller
Guest Host
Gun Safe
Half Full (or Half Empty)
Hamburger Steak
Happily Married (groan)
Hard Curve
Hard Liquor
Hard Pillow
Hard Roll
Hard Water
Haitian former President-for-life Jean-Claude Duvalier
Head Butt
Healthy Tan
Heavy Gas
Hermitage (where multiple hermits live)
Hell's Angels
High Minimum Wage
High-Speed Computer
Higher Ground
Highway Underpass
Holistic Healing
Hollow Point
Holy Crap
Holy War
Homeopathic Medicine
Honest Cheater (click for proof)
Honest Crook
Hopelessly Optimistic
Horse Fly
Hot Chili
Hot Ice
Hot Water Heater
House Boat
Humble Opinion
Ice Water, Iced Coffee
Idiot Savant
Incredibly Convincing
Independent Financial Advisor
Industrial Park
Inexpensive Car
Instant Classic
Internet Security
Invisible Ink
Irate Patient
Jet Lag
Job Security
Jumbo Shrimp
Junk Food
Lamp Shade
Last Initial
Lean Pork
Least Favorite
Legal Brief
Legally Drunk
Legitimate Ruler
Liberal Bias
Light Heavyweight
Limited Edition Print
Limited Lifetime Guarantee
Liquid Crystal
Liquid Gas
Little Giant
Live Recording
Living Dead
Long Shorts
Loud Whisper
"Love to Hate"
Low Altitude
Man Child
Mandatory Elective
Mandatory Option
Marijuana Initiative
Melted Ice
Mercy Killing
Metal Wood (golf club)
Microsoft Works
Mild Abrasive
Military Intelligence, Military Justice
Minor Disaster
Miracle Drug
Mobile Station
Modern Classic
Modern History
Mournful Optimism
Moving Target
Much Less
Music Business
Mutual Differences
Natural Makeup
Near Miss
Necessary Evil
Negative Growth (economic recession)
New and Improved
"New Antiques arriving daily!"
New Classic
New Tradition
Night Light
Non-Dairy Creamer
Non-Denominational Church
Non-Stop Flight
"Now, then"
Old Boy
Old News
One-man band
Only Choice
Open Marriage
Open Secret
Organized Mess
Original Copy
Oxymoron (oxy=sharp, moron=dull)
Paid Volunteer
Partially Complete
Passive Aggression
Peace Force, Peace Offensive, Peacemaker Missile
Perfect Idiot
Perfectly Awful
Pet Fish
Pianoforte
Plastic Glasses
Plastic Silverware
Political Science
Postal Service
Posthumous Conception (using sperm frozen before the donor died)
Preemptive Self-Defense
Press Release
Pretty Ugly
Primitive Technology (Aboriginal and other early crafts)
Progressive Conservative
Public Opinion (opinions are unique)
Pure Evil
Random Logic
Rap Artist
Rap Music, Military Music
Rarely Done
Reagan Democrat
Reagan's Memoirs
Reality Television
Recent History
Red Licorice
Relaxation Exercise
Religious Education
Religious Right (because they're wrong)
Religious Tolerance
Resident Alien
Restless Sleep
Retired Worker
Rolling Stop
Rogue Cop
Rural Metro (ambulance service)
Rush Hour
RV Resort
Safe Sex
Safety Hazard
Same Difference
Sanitary Landfill
Sanitary Napkin
Science Fiction
Second Best
Self-help Group
Self-rescue (wind-surfing term)
Serious Clown
"Seriously, you need to lighten up."
Short Distance
Silent Alarm
Silent Scream
Single Diversity (a type of wireless microphone)
Singular Relationship
Sit Up
Slumber Party
Small Crowd
Small World
Social Outcast
Social Science
Soft Rock
Solo Concert
Sour Cream
Speed Limit
Spendthrift
Stand Down
Stock Modified (performance car term)
Stop Action (w/thanks to John Sweeney)
Straight Hooks
String Cheese
Stripper's Dressing Room
Structured C Program
Student Teacher
Suicide Victim
Sure Bet
Sweet and Sour
Sweet Sorrow
Synthetic natural gas
Talk Show
Tax Return
Tentative Decision
Terribly Nice
Terribly Pleased
Terrific Headache
Tight Slacks
Titanium woods (golf clubs)
Toll Free
Tough Love
Traffic Flow
Tragic Comedy
Truck Farm
Turned Up Missing
Unacceptable Solution
Unbiased Opinion
Uninvited Guest
United Independent (a real taxi company in Los Angeles)
United Nations
Unknown Identity
Upper Low (weather term)
Urban Cowboy
Useful Oxymoron
Vacation Bible School
Vibrating Ringtone
Victimless Crime
Virtual Reality
Wake (you wake up, yet at a wake you're dead)
War Games
Where the Truth Lies
White Chocolate
White Lie
Wicked Good
Wireless Cable (type of cable TV transmission)
Work Party
Working Vacation
Young Adult

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« Reply #18 on: June 18, 2005, 11:12:37 PM »
You do know much of these things, ei? Here's another one:

Holy War

[I think that's happening in the Philippines, our country, right now.]
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« Reply #19 on: June 19, 2005, 03:24:57 AM »
Hey! Isn't this an old thread?
why are you still replying on it??
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« Reply #20 on: June 19, 2005, 03:33:57 AM »
Quote from: "Rei"
Hey! Isn't this an old thread?
why are you still replying on it??

I guess it is because oxymorons have no expiration date. Greetings threads and other time related posts might become out of date, but a thread with quotes and such will stay interesting for an indefinite period of time.
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« Reply #21 on: June 19, 2005, 12:07:25 PM »
WITHOUT looking at Moons post I compiled my own list of top 45 oxymorons.

45. Act naturally
44. Found missing
43. Resident alien
42. Advanced BASIC
41. Genuine imitation
40. Airline food
39. Good grief
38. Same difference
37. Almost exactly
36. Government organization
35. Sanitary landfill
34. Alone together
33. Legally drunk
32. Silent scream
31. Living dead
30. Small crowd
29. Business ethics
28. Soft rock
27. Butt Head
26. Military Intelligence
25. Software documentation
24. New classic
23. Sweet sorrow
22. Childproof
21. "Now, then ..."
20. Synthetic natural gas
19. Passive aggression
18. Taped live
17. Clearly misunderstood
16. Peace force
15. Extinct Life
14. Temporary tax increase
13. Computer jock
12. Plastic glasses
11. Terribly pleased
10. Computer security
9. Political science
8. Tight slacks
7. Definite maybe
6. Pretty ugly
5. Twelve-ounce pound cake
4. Diet ice cream
3. Working vacation
2. Exact estimate
1. Microsoft Works