Monday, 20 April 2009

You oxymoron!

house of lime and 'the joys of teens'..

Reading the post I said out loud and laughing,

'the joys of teens! Isn't that an oxymoron...?'

The teens and I then went on to discuss Irony and Oxymorons and Sarcasm in the same 15 minute period... of course this maybe perceived with humour and experience as an Oxymoron, I guess in grammatical terms it is not. Or am I being moronic?

Over to WIKi to clarify..

An oxymoron is a figure of speech that combines two normally contradictory terms. Oxymoron is a loanword from Greek oxy ("sharp" or "pointed") and moros ("dull").
  • Deafening silence
  • Sweet sorrow
  • Forward retreat
  • Accidentally on Purpose
  • Bittersweet
  • Controlled chaos
  • Icy hot
  • Living dead
  • Open secret
  • Organized mess
  • Plastic glass
  • Same difference
Interestingly the word oxymoron is itself an oxymoron.


  1. The word oxymoron immediated brings to my mind a picture of a silly cow, if you get my drift?!

  2. I know many oxymorons ....

  3. Bless them, I bet they are a constant joy to you really!!

  4. My 16 year old asked me the other day what the difference was between an 'oxymoron' and a 'contradiction of words'.

  5. This post was mind-numbingly thought-provoking.

    (Not really, but best oxymoron I could come up with on the run.)

  6. Oxymoron? Not something to do with mad cows then?

  7. Too funny! Thanks for the laugh...enjoy the kiddies while they are young....

  8. Such a play on words! I love it!


    Do dare share my dear!

  9. and the list goes on and on. I even know a few.

  10. I'm unbalanced. Light on the oxy, heavy on the moron.

  11. I never looked at the derivation of the word. How interesting that the word itself is oxymoronic!

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  13. I love the French ones like jolie-laide and idiot-savant too! Sometimes only an oxymoron will do.

  14. Had a 'good cry' this weekend. Thought provoking as always.

    How can we get rid of ed? He is on mine too.

    See you tomorrow,Yeaaaaaaa!!!!!

  15. Hi Saz -
    There is always something fun going on over here! I so enjoyed your interview with David that I thought of you immediately for a wonderful award. Have some time to stop by so I can pass the baton to you? Congratulations!

  16. Oh we have them here. The most frequent oxymoron in our house is apparently "optional homework".

  17. I have reported ED, hopefully he will disappear with his silly comments

  18. I live with several oxymorons. Most days, I'm just the moron part :)


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