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Thread #164298 Message #3930087
Posted By: Nigel Parsons
10-Jun-18 - 04:27 AM
Thread Name: BS: Oxymorons
Subject: RE: BS: Oxymorons
I don't agree about "bottomless hole" being an oxymoron.
Although holes dug in the earth will normally have a bottom, other holes may go straight through to the other side of something. That makes it tautology rather than an oxymoron.
But, to add to the list:
Rap music (not> aimed at the aforementioned poster)
Yes, I know that 'rap' usually has a backing track, but it tends to be the words, spoken in a monotone, which are being described by the term.
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