Top Oxymorons... for fun

Discussion in 'Chit Chat' started by victoria, Sep 13, 2010.

  1. victoria

    victoria New Member

    This list seems comprehensive.
    Or is that an oxymoron too ('seems comprehensive')? LOL

    incredibly real
    Anxious patient
    All natural artificial flavor
    All alone
    Hippie Conservative
    Fine cheap wine
    Act naturally
    Found missing
    Resident alien
    Genuine imitation
    Good grief
    Same difference
    Almost exactly
    Government organization
    Alone together
    Legally drunk
    Silent scream
    Living dead
    Small crowd
    Soft rock
    Software documentation
    New classic
    Sweet sorrow
    "Now, then ..."
    Synthetic natural gas
    Passive aggression
    Taped live
    Clearly misunderstood
    Peace force
    Extinct life
    Microsoft Works
    Plastic glasses
    Terribly pleased
    Political science
    Tight slacks
    Definite maybe
    Pretty ugly
    Twelve-ounce pound cake
    Working vacation
    Exact estimate

    ...But, the number 1 oxymoron in any case is..
    1. Temporary tax increase

  2. victoria

    victoria New Member

    "government ______" (fill in the blank)

    I couldn't agree more!

  3. victoria

    victoria New Member

    postal service
    internal revenue service


  4. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    You guys. Those were painfully funny.

    My favorite is "new and improved".

    Idiot savant used to be. Now the term is pretty much out of use.

  5. Gingareeree

    Gingareeree New Member

    honest politician,jumbo shrimp,big baby......
  6. victoria

    victoria New Member

    fuzzy logic
    grape nuts
    crash landing
    climb down

    and keep in mind,

    anarchy rules!

  7. victoria

    victoria New Member

    posted some a while ago, but they're gone... I checked the health board and I can't see it there either. Wonder if there's another parallel universe board here again?

    Anyway, let me see if I can remember some of them...

    Good grief.... good pain
    fresh frozen
    Personalized form letter
    dry lake
    Dead sea
    acute apathy
    after dark (morning?)
    low-fat cream
    familiar stranger/mysterious stranger
    dry dock
    fuzzy logic
    Accurate Forecast

    oxymoron: One who forgets to breathe!
    It's hard to get the syllable 'moron' out of my mind....

  8. victoria

    victoria New Member

    "Liberal Republican"

    mob control (listening to news!)
    good war

  9. JimB51

    JimB51 Member

    Thank you everyone.
  10. victoria

    victoria New Member

    Courtesy of BP regarding the Gulf well....
    they announced today that supposedly it is both

    "effectively dead"
    "permanently killed"

    I call that TOTAL OVERKILL in a PR message!

  11. victoria

    victoria New Member

    1. Is it good if a vacuum really sucks?

    2. Why is the third hand on a clock
    called the second hand?

    3. If a word is misspelled in the dictionary,
    how would we ever know?

    4. If Webster wrote the first dictionary,
    where did he find the words?

    5. Why do we say something is out of whack?
    What is a whack?

    6. Why does "slow down" and
    "slow up" mean the same thing?

    7. Why does "fat chance" and "slim chance"
    mean the same thing?

    8. Why do "tug" boats push their barges?

    9. Why do we sing take me out to the ball game"
    when we are already there?

    10. Why are they called " stands"
    when they are made for sitting?

    11. Why is it called "after dark"
    when it really is "after light"?

    12.. Doesn't "expecting the unexpected"
    make the unexpected expected?

    13.. Why are a "wise man" and
    a "wise guy" opposites?

    14. Why do "overlook" and "oversee"
    mean opposite things?

    15. Why is "phonics" not spelled
    the way it sounds?

    16. If work is so terrific,
    why do they have to pay you to do it?

    17.. If all the world is a stage,
    where is the audience?

    18. If love is blind,
    why is lingerie so popular?

    19. If you are cross-eyed and have dyslexia,
    can you read all right?

    20. Why is bra singular
    and panties plural?

    21.. Why do you press harder on the buttons
    of a remote control
    when you know the batteries are dead?

    22. Why do we put suits in garment bags
    and garments in a suitcase?

    23. How come abbreviated is such a long word?

    24. Why do we wash bath towels?
    Aren't we clean when we use them?

    25.. Why doesn't glue
    stick to the inside of the bottle?

    26. Why do they call it a TV set
    when you only have one piece?

    27. Why do we drive on a parkway
    and park on a driveway?

    And lastly, a funny:
    Christmas ---
    what other time of the year do you sit in front
    of a dead tree and eat candy out of your socks?
  12. gapsych

    gapsych New Member

    Here's a bump.