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My Favorite Oxymorons

Updated on September 14, 2014

These are a few of my favorite things...Oxymora...

These are some of my favorite oxymorons that I collected over the years. Nowhere near complete--but always adding to the list, as it seems to be a work in progress. Please add your favorite in the comments section near the bottom! I guess that it just shows you how sarcastic a person is by how many Oxymorons they know...They sure are funny though...

The Partially-Completely Unfinished List... - ...Don't worry: There are more lists below......in no specific order:

  • Boneless Ribs
  • Act Naturally
  • Calm Winds
  • Jumbo Shrimp
  • Virtual Reality
  • Thunderous Silence
  • Military Intelligence
  • Amateur Expert
  • Deliberate Mistake
  • Student Teacher
  • Pretty Ugly
  • Fully Empty

Stop!...Go!...Stop!...Go!, er...

Stop!...Go!...Stop!...Go!, er...
Stop!...Go!...Stop!...Go!, er...

Good Grief... - There's more--Still in No Specific Order:

...still more lists below...

  • Liquid gas
  • Completely Unfinished
  • Half Full
  • A 12-Ounce Pound Cake
  • Student Teacher
  • Genuine Imitation
  • Alone Together
  • Plastic Glasses
  • Appear invisible
  • Authentic Reproduction
  • Original Copies
  • Pretty Ugly

...if you can read this...

...if you can read this...
...if you can read this...

Great Stuff on Amazon - Oxymoron-oriented books and things...

Some famous Oxymoron-ish Quotes...

...these crack me up!...

"The best cure for insomnia is to get a lot of sleep." W.C. Fields

"The budget was unlimited, but I exceeded it." Donald Trump

"Oxymorons are Dumb Cows!" Puzzlemaker--at Squidoo

"I am always ready to learn although I do not always like being taught." Winston Churchill

"If I could drop dead right now, I'd be the happiest man alive." Samuel Goldwyn

"I can resist anything, except temptation." Oscar Wilde

"I never said most of the things I said." Yogi Berra

"Polite conversation is rarely either." Fran Lebowitz

"A verbal contract isn't worth the paper it's written on." Samuel Goldwyn

...Same Difference... - ...Here's Some More, Still in No Specific Order:

  • Escaped Inmate
  • Silent Scream
  • Motion Picture
  • Free Rent
  • Congressional Ethics
  • Home Office
  • Awfully Good
  • Constant Change
  • Advanced Beginner
  • Liquid Smoke
  • Only Choice
  • Exact Estimate

What Do You Think About Oxymorons? - Tell us what you think!

What do you think about Oxymorons?

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Exactly the Same--But Completely Different... - ...More in No Specific Order:

  • Vegetable Beef Soup
  • Genuine Imitation
  • Unsalted Saltines
  • Accidentally On Purpose
  • Anticipated Surprise
  • Bittersweet
  • Genuine Imitation
  • Boneless Ribs
  • Somewhat Unique
  • Clean Dirt
  • Hot Water Heater
  • Internal Revenue Service

Some pretty cool items for sale about Oxymorons... - ...just in time to be late...

...a quote from Steven Wright...

I'm not quite sure that this is an oxymoron, but...

"Plan to be spontaneous tomorrow."

-Steven Wright

Favorite "added" Oxymorons... - These were suggested by you the readers of this lens!

...don't blame me...

  • Simply Complicated
  • Almost Certain
  • Negative Gain
  • Wooden Silverware
  • Optimistic Pessimist
  • Peace Force
  • Seriously Fun
  • Advanced BASIC
  • Original Copy
  • Intense Apathy
  • Clearly misunderstood
  • Exact Estimate

...just in case it isn't immediately obvious...

...just in case it isn't immediately obvious...
...just in case it isn't immediately obvious...

Here' Some More... - I am always adding to the list...

  • Nothing Much
  • Job Security
  • Communist Leader
  • Warm Freezer
  • Light Heavyweight
  • Long Shorts
  • Partially Complete
  • Opening Farewell
  • Peacekeeper missile
  • Summer School
  • Fresh Frozen
  • Small Crowd

Tell us a new one & if it's not already here, I just may add it in!!! - Only clean ones (no nasties!)

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