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Bruce G
09-13-2003, 07:43 PM
Act naturally
Happily married
Microsoft Works
Holy war
Found missing
Resident alien
Minor Catastrophe
Affordable housing
Near miss
Great depression
Canadian army
Phone sex
United nations
Advanced BASIC
Genuine imitation
Death benefits
Airline Food
Women's rights
Good grief
Same difference
Almost exactly
Sensitive man
Government organization
Everything except
Civil War
Good kid
Sanitary landfill
Alone together
Legally drunk
Silent scream
British fashion
Living dead
Small crowd
Business ethics
Soft rock
Butt Head
Military Intelligence
Software documentation
New York culture
New classic
Sweet sorrow
"Now, then"
Synthetic natural gas
Christian Scientists
Passive aggressive
Taped live
Clearly misunderstood
Peace force
Extinct Life
Temporary tax increase
New and improved
Computer jock
Plastic glasses
Terribly pleased
Computer security
Political science
Tight slacks
Definite maybe
Pretty ugly
Twelve-ounce pound cake
Diet ice cream
Rap music
Working vacation
Exact estimate
Freezer Burn
Honest Politician
Jumbo Shrimp
Loners Club
Postal Service

Don't you just love the English Language

09-13-2003, 08:09 PM
stan! :D :D :D

Bruce G
09-13-2003, 08:12 PM
I said oxymoron, not conundrum ;)

09-13-2003, 10:45 PM
I thought "oxy-moron" was a pimple cream for idiots.....

09-14-2003, 01:27 AM
"Wooden Boat Forum, Misc. Non-Boat Related"

[ 09-14-2003, 02:28 AM: Message edited by: Shang ]

09-15-2003, 09:57 AM
may have missed these in your first post, but here are some of my favorites:

free gift
genuine leather
cold snow
dark night
bright sun
military intelligence
followed behind
armed gunman
clear sky



Eric Sea Frog
09-15-2003, 10:51 AM
Off of

09-15-2003, 12:42 PM
Now friends, it is a big large mistake to say some of these are oxymorons when in fact they are merely redundant statements

ion barnes
09-16-2003, 02:28 AM
Surgical bombing

09-16-2003, 10:09 AM
Shoot ... I always confuse the two ... mine are mainly redundancies ... sorry.

09-16-2003, 09:55 PM
That's OK, Over redundancies are an oxymoron in and of themselves.... :D

09-17-2003, 05:31 AM
And there I was thinking an oxymoron was an idiot with a gas axe.

09-17-2003, 05:53 AM
here's one my mom sent me in a joke about moving to a motel 6 for $69 per night versus $185 per night at a nursing home.

Decent nursing home

09-17-2003, 06:39 AM
Quality airline (or hospital) food.

09-17-2003, 08:15 PM
And then again there are borderline oxymorons such as Canadian Army, mentioned by Bruce, which is more of an exagerated statement than a contradiction. The total number of Canadian land based personel (the ones who wear green and leopard crawl along on the ground) amounts to what a proper full sized army would likely call a division.