AND THE MOTHER OF THEM ALL:
Meh, I see where you were going with that, but it fell short of the mark. That's a 4/10, inner-chuckle, from me.
Kyler, I thought it was funny. You don't think so?
Nuclear peace maker.
Here are some more:
I love oxymorons. Our language is full of them.
To add to Castlepaloma's and Kenna's examples:
Lawyer's/Doctor's practice (shouldn't they have practiced before opening their business?)
English is rife with oxymorons. One that I particularly understand is "deafening silence". To me silence is disturbing. I need some kind of background noise, whether it's music, birds, bugs buzzing, or nearly inaudible volume on the TV. Even when I sleep, my subconscious is not quiet. Silence does not deafen my mind, rather it prompts it to make up for the lack of life sounds. I wonder what a psychiatrist would say about that?!
Excellent post, Kenna!
I chuckled inwardly, but it seemed too derivative/contrived to really hit that sweet spot for me.
Oh! I just thought of another one. Oxymorons are:
!! Tee hee. Love this!
Let me put a few in a sentence.
Jolly GOOD!!! , I must say, Civil war, military intelligence and nuclear peace makers are the most Brilliantly stupid hell on earth.
Great ones! How about oxymoron quotes! The last one I thought of you, Brave Warrior!
I love these:
Always be sincere, even when you don’t mean it. - Irene Peter
I never said most of the things I said. - Yogi Berra
It usually takes more than three weeks to prepare a good impromptu speech. - Mark Twain
I can believe anything, provided that it is quite incredible. - Oscar Wilde
The best cure for insomnia is to get a lot of sleep. - W.C. Fields
These are fun and thought provoking. As far as "deafening silence" goes, I can kind of understand that. When we moved from city suburbs to the woods it was too quiet, especially at night ... I got used to it.
Especially living in a isolated small town during covid. I think Jack Nicholson kept it together, in the movie the shining
How about "terrible beauty" or "sweet sorrow"?
Ayahuasca old News report
At the US defense head quarters at the pointless forests boarder town. A few found missing Illegal Aliens(True myth) escaped alone together into the pointless woods.
Troops sneaked in, yet were Clearly confused by deafening silence at first. An Amazingly awful in random order, passive aggressive spainish speaking were growing smaller by the minute. US Troops had no point being in the pointless forest. Because these illegal aleins had owned half the country, not long ago. Definitely maybe they found their missing Aliens, yet already in Mexico. A Walking dead where-theF.R.we ayahuasca tribe. Gave the US troops a Sweet sorrow Farewell reception back to their beautiful wall of entry, that the Mexican't pay for.
Only the Mexi-can explain this only happens in a America.
Comic sand gypsy
These are funny when you think of them. We have all gotten used to the idea of social distancing in the last year!
Very difficult because we are very social creatures. Also shut down or ignore anyone's who opposes the covid and vaccines. Sharing opinions is more vital than onesided world order.
Good point! That's why it's good to look at these oxymorons, keeping things light. Here are a few more: "alone together," "strange routine," "unusual standard" and "unfamiliar order."
Humor is my favorite medicine.
Of course, and not harmful or expensive.
Your on to me.
How dark do you want to go?
Don't want to go much darker in the pubic. My daughter and I as artist, can go into sick humor.
Here are some more: "hot ice," "civil war," "silent scream," "cruel kindness,” "orderly chaos.”
Funny isn't it? I am sure there are lots more, I will have to take a look.
One more that is commonly used in some antiseptics is "icy hot"
I am so bad. I overuse the word pretty before words such as ugly, sad, pathetic, annoying...all of the time. I must be pretty diligent about doing better!
I guess estimate that's pretty ugly.
Being an artist and a father
Too often I use these words listed. It must be confusing or frustrating to others
cruel to be kind
When I was teaching freshman English at Villanova University, one of my students handed in a paper with the expression “pleasing odor.” I never forgot that.
Gregory, that's a good one. Shakespeare wrote: "tragical mirth."
Kenna, "tragical mirth" is another good one.
Rochelle, good one. Here's one "bipartisan cooperation."
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