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BS: Oxymorons

Bonzo3legs 09 Jun 18 - 05:37 PM
Donuel 09 Jun 18 - 07:20 PM
Rapparee 09 Jun 18 - 10:14 PM
frogprince 09 Jun 18 - 10:22 PM
bobad 09 Jun 18 - 10:30 PM
Dave Hanson 10 Jun 18 - 02:51 AM
Jos 10 Jun 18 - 04:03 AM
Nigel Parsons 10 Jun 18 - 04:27 AM
Acorn4 10 Jun 18 - 04:30 AM
DMcG 10 Jun 18 - 04:55 AM
Bonzo3legs 10 Jun 18 - 06:22 AM
DMcG 10 Jun 18 - 06:32 AM
fat B****rd 10 Jun 18 - 06:49 AM
Bonzo3legs 10 Jun 18 - 08:11 AM
Steve Shaw 10 Jun 18 - 08:33 AM
DMcG 10 Jun 18 - 11:09 AM
gnu 10 Jun 18 - 12:48 PM
Steve Shaw 10 Jun 18 - 01:53 PM
Michael 10 Jun 18 - 05:33 PM
Steve Shaw 10 Jun 18 - 05:35 PM
Tattie Bogle 10 Jun 18 - 06:08 PM
Bee-dubya-ell 10 Jun 18 - 06:33 PM
Joe_F 10 Jun 18 - 09:25 PM
Donuel 11 Jun 18 - 12:02 PM
Jim Carroll 11 Jun 18 - 01:45 PM

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Subject: BS: Oxymorons
From: Bonzo3legs
Date: 09 Jun 18 - 05:37 PM

I heard a couple of good ones from Flossie Malavialle - "compulsory options" and "now then" !!


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Subject: RE: BS: Oxymorons
From: Donuel
Date: 09 Jun 18 - 07:20 PM

not an oxymoron but a word equation: Radicalism plus Time Equals Orthodoxy.


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Subject: RE: BS: Oxymorons
From: Rapparee
Date: 09 Jun 18 - 10:14 PM

Jumbo shrimp.
Bottomless hole.


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Subject: RE: BS: Oxymorons
From: frogprince
Date: 09 Jun 18 - 10:22 PM

Military Intelligence
Virgin Islands


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Subject: RE: BS: Oxymorons
From: bobad
Date: 09 Jun 18 - 10:30 PM

Married Life
Pretty Ugly


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Subject: RE: BS: Oxymorons
From: Dave Hanson
Date: 10 Jun 18 - 02:51 AM

One from the Mandolin Cafe about a stolen instrument, ' this mandolin turned up missing ' 2 nations divided by a common language or what ?

Dave H


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Subject: RE: BS: Oxymorons
From: Jos
Date: 10 Jun 18 - 04:03 AM

All those people who, when asked a question, begin their answer with 'Yes no'.


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Subject: RE: BS: Oxymorons
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 10 Jun 18 - 04:27 AM

Rap,
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.

Original, improved (seen on a bottle of Nescafe coffee)


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Subject: RE: BS: Oxymorons
From: Acorn4
Date: 10 Jun 18 - 04:30 AM

Affordable Housing
Independent Financial Adviser
BBC News


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Subject: RE: BS: Oxymorons
From: DMcG
Date: 10 Jun 18 - 04:55 AM

While "compulsory options" may sometimes be an oxymoron, it need not be. Imagine you are buying a car and have to option of it being black, white, red or blue. The option is real, but picking one of the colours is compulsory.


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Subject: RE: BS: Oxymorons
From: Bonzo3legs
Date: 10 Jun 18 - 06:22 AM

Oh yes it is!


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Subject: RE: BS: Oxymorons
From: DMcG
Date: 10 Jun 18 - 06:32 AM

Having checked a couple of definitions, it seems one key factor is whether the terms are 'apparently' contradictory. This is a bit of a problem because it makes the oxymoronness in the eye of the beholder. So if you think of 'choice' as take it or leave it you get one answer, but if you think of it as 'select from alternatives' you get another.


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Subject: RE: BS: Oxymorons
From: fat B****rd
Date: 10 Jun 18 - 06:49 AM

Ugly attractive


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Subject: RE: BS: Oxymorons
From: Bonzo3legs
Date: 10 Jun 18 - 08:11 AM

If it's good enough for family Christmas games, and therefore fun, it's good enough for me!!!!!!!!!!


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Subject: RE: BS: Oxymorons
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 10 Jun 18 - 08:33 AM

Careful as you cross the road - you don't want to be dead for the rest of your life...


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Subject: RE: BS: Oxymorons
From: DMcG
Date: 10 Jun 18 - 11:09 AM

If it's good enough for family Christmas games, and therefore fun, it's good enough for me!!!!!!!!!!

Nothing to disagree with there!


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Subject: RE: BS: Oxymorons
From: gnu
Date: 10 Jun 18 - 12:48 PM

Trump is an oxey moron.


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Subject: RE: BS: Oxymorons
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 10 Jun 18 - 01:53 PM

Bude virgins.


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Subject: RE: BS: Oxymorons
From: Michael
Date: 10 Jun 18 - 05:33 PM

Morris dancing?


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Subject: RE: BS: Oxymorons
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 10 Jun 18 - 05:35 PM

Rap music.


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Subject: RE: BS: Oxymorons
From: Tattie Bogle
Date: 10 Jun 18 - 06:08 PM

Tuning a banjo.


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Subject: RE: BS: Oxymorons
From: Bee-dubya-ell
Date: 10 Jun 18 - 06:33 PM

An oxymoron embedded in a single word: fastidious = fast + tedious

(Okay, it only really works if you say the words out loud instead of spelling them. And you still have to fudge a bit on pronunciation.)


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Subject: RE: BS: Oxymorons
From: Joe_F
Date: 10 Jun 18 - 09:25 PM

A charming oxymoron appears at the end of Kipling's "Ballad of Minepit Shaw":

I reckon there's more things told than are true,
And more things true than are told.

A > B and B > A? Ah, no.


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Subject: RE: BS: Oxymorons
From: Donuel
Date: 11 Jun 18 - 12:02 PM

George Wallace the comedian is a master of the oxymoron "said atives"

in his 'people say stupid things' jokes.


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Subject: RE: BS: Oxymorons
From: Jim Carroll
Date: 11 Jun 18 - 01:45 PM

Couple of Irish favourites
"That's a definite maybe then"
Comment on a session
"Nobody goes there, it gets too crowded"
Jim Carroll


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