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  Urban Dictionary: oxymoron
A common misconception is that any set of contradicting words placed together makes an oxymoron; but a phrase or sentence is truly not an oxymoron unless it actually DOES make sense, even if it might not seem to.
Sticking two random opposites together is not an oxymoron.
Platinum-selling Benzino album/honest politicians are examples of oxymorons.
www.urbandictionary.com /define.php?term=oxymoron   (257 words)

  
  Oxymoron - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Oxymoron is a Greek term derived from oxy ("sharp") and moros ("dull" or "dumb"), which means the word is an oxymoron.
Oxymorons are a proper subset of the expressions called contradiction in terms.
Sometimes, the labelling of an otherwise non-paradox expression as a perceived oxymoron is made on the basis of substituting an alternative, non-intended meaning for the meaning normally intended in the context of the expression in question.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Oxymoron   (526 words)

  
 Oxymoron - Simple English Wikipedia
An oxymoron consists of two words that seem to contradict each other, or actually do contradict each other.
Because of the tension between the words, oxymorons often appear in jokes.
For example, a common joke says that "military intelligence" is an oxymoron.
simple.wikipedia.org /wiki/Oxymoron   (248 words)

  
 oxymoron - Wiktionary
In a contradiction in terms, the contradiction is unintentional and the person using the word is often unaware of it.
Use of oxymoron in the latter sense obscures the standard meaning of the word and so is avoided by careful speakers and writers.
Online list of oxymorons (most of which are oxymorons in the non-standard sense of "contradiction in terms", and some being only contradictions in terms by virtue of puns; claimed to be the largest such online list)
en.wiktionary.org /wiki/oxymoron   (185 words)

  
 Tony Campolo: Being an Oxymoron - The Huffington Post
A few weeks ago I was a guest on Steven Colbert's popular television show, The Colbert Report.
It is my own commitment to justice, inadequate though it might be, that makes me the kind of person I am.
To that end this Evangelical is more than willing to be labeled a social liberal, even if it does make me a living oxymoron.
www.huffingtonpost.com /tony-campolo/being-an-oxymoron_b_22895.html   (1010 words)

  
 Lists of Oxymora (oxymorons), Serious and Humorous
An oxymoron is a literary figure of speech in which contradictory or opposite terms or ideas are combined to create a rhetorical effect by paradoxical means.
The simplest definition of an oxymoron is the use of words, phrases, or statements that have meanings which are contradictory to each other.
Oxymoron is the singular form and oxymora is the plural form, despite the misuse of “oxymorons” as the plural form by those who should know better.
www.wordexplorations.com /oxymora-1.html   (453 words)

  
 oxymoron
oxymoron is one of the topics in focus at Global Oneness.
The application of the principles of Sustainable Development through the introduction of a CSR policy is often accompanied by what is called triple bottom line reporting which declares not only financial results but also the social and environmental impact of the business.
Defunct Communist states and their ruling parties (where applicable) (see also Soviet Republic): Sometimes the Paris Commune (1870–1871) is also classified as a Communist state, since Karl Marx described it as a living example of the dictatorship of the proletariat.
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 Oxymoron Encyclopedia Article @ CompleteIdiots.com (Complete Idiots)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
This page contains quite a lot of relevant information about Oxymoron.
Another, similar oxymoron is sophomore, meaning "wise fool".
However, if one forcibly construes civil in the sense of 'non-military' or 'reasonable and polite', the expression may become a perceived contradiction in terms.
completeidiots.com /encyclopedia/Oxymoron   (428 words)

  
 Oxymora: The List
If you say oxymorons, average people will know exactly what you mean, but language purists will accuse you of a minor linguistic solecism (the technical word for a language mistake, from a Greek word meaning "to speak incorrectly").
Whenever people use a subjective oxymoron they are essentially saying that the two words being juxtaposed are "a contradiction in terms." The world of technology has inspired many fascinating examples, like Apple Tech Support, Microsoft Works, and AOL Help.
If you have a favorite oxymoron that is not listed, please drop me a line and let me know about it.
www.oxymoronica.com /oxymoralist.shtml   (2431 words)

  
 A.Word.A.Day -- oxymoron
oxymoron (ok-see-MOR-on, -mor-) noun, plural oxymora or oxymorons
[From Greek oxymoron, from neuter of oxymoros (sharp dull), from oxys (sharp) + moros (dull).
"A man for whom the term 'business ethics' is not just a polite oxymoron, Edward is shocked when he discovers the secret behind his father's genius with investments.
www.wordsmith.org /words/oxymoron.html   (178 words)

  
 Encyclopedia of Business, 2nd ed. - Gov-Inc
Environmentally responsible or "green" marketing refers to the satisfaction of consumer needs, wants, and desires in conjunction with the preservation and conservation of the natural environment.
Considered an oxymoron by many environmentalists (because it still promotes consumption, albeit so-called responsible consumption), green marketing manipulates the four elements of the marketing mix (product, price, promotion, and distribution) to sell products and services offering superior environmental benefits in the form of reduced waste, increased energy efficiency, and/or decreased release of toxic emissions.
Greenmail can be loosely defined as a type of legal flmail.
www.referenceforbusiness.com /encyclopedia/Gov-Inc/index.html   (1398 words)

  
 oxymoron - OneLook Dictionary Search
Oxymoron : Glossary of English Grammar Terms [home, info]
Oxymoron : Glossary of Rhetorical Terms with Examples [home, info]
Words similar to oxymoron: oxymora, oxymoronic, oxymoronically, more...
www.onelook.com /?w=oxymoron&ls=a   (269 words)

  
 Weirdoz by Oxymoron: Song Music Downloads   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Sorry, at this time no downloads have been found for "Weirdoz" on album Best Before 2000.
Check the albums tab for other downloads from Oxymoron.
Sorry, at this time no streams have been found for "Weirdoz" on album Best Before 2000.
www.mp3.com /tracks/2930280/dl_streams.html   (83 words)

  
 Lists of Oxymora, Serious and Humorous
An oxymoron is also said to be “a wittily paradoxical turn of phrase that appeals to ‘unconscious responses instead of rational examinations.’ ” Wow!
There are some oxymora lists that have monopoly as an oxymoron.
This ancient Egyptian hieroglyph, a flying scarab, will present a form so you can send comments or use comments@wordexplorations.com if you prefer.
www.wordfocus.com /oxymora-1.html   (452 words)

  
 CogDogBlog » Barking » Oxymoron: Master Planned Blogging Communities
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 Lynch, Literary Terms — Oxymoron   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
The juxtaposition of two contradictory ideas is oxymoron, from the Greek words for "sharp" and "foolish." Everybody's favorite examples are facetious ("military intelligence"), but poets can often use oxymoron for striking effects (such as Milton's "darkness visible").
Note: This guide is still in the early stages of development.
Three question marks mean I have to write more on the subject.
andromeda.rutgers.edu /~jlynch/Terms/oxymoron.html   (60 words)

  
 WorldNetDaily: The term 'undecided voter' should be an oxymoron
Shortly before the Revolutionary War, one-third of the colonists were for independence, one-third were content with the British tax system and left-side-of-the-road travel, and one-third were neutral or completely unaware of what was going on.
Unfortunately, your vote, and mine, are the punchline.
The coveted "undecided voters" – two words that should remain forever oxymoronic, but, unfortunately, they won't.
www.worldnetdaily.com /news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=40859   (685 words)

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