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home : opinions : opinions August 1, 2014

8/8/2013 10:23:00 AM
The final version was clearly misunderstood

Brenda Harrison

Oxymoron: A figure of speech that combines two normally contradictory terms. Here are a few oxymoronic statements that I’ve collected.

We are not anticipating any emergencies.

It’s not an optical illusion. It just looks like one.

Act natural.

This report is filled with omissions.

I can’t remember having a more memorable time.

No one goes to that restaurant anymore – it’s always too crowded.

By definition, one divided by zero is undefined.

I am absolutely unsure.

This is a fine mess you got us into.

Wait a minute, I’m almost done.

Airline food?

Yes, we were alone together.

Thanks dear, dinner was awfully good!

Come see my new baby grand piano.

He turned a blind eye to their misbehaviour. Do you have any books on tape?

I went to pick up the furniture I ordered, but it was completely unfinished.

Oh, it was just a friendly argument.

That dog was pretty ugly.

Honey, will you iron my dress pants?

If there’s one thing I can’t stand, it's intolerance.

Free advice is worth what you paid for it.

You can buy this sofa with just 12 easy payments.

My office is planning a work party.

Click the start button to shut down

Good grief!


Galloway Mosley
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