Funny Oxymorons

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  1. Kenna McHugh profile image89
    Kenna McHughposted 13 months ago

    FUNNY OXYMORONS:

    Found Missing
    Open Secret
    Small Crowd
    Act Naturally
    Fully Empty
    Pretty Ugly
    Original Copy
    Only Choice
    Liquid Gas

    AND THE MOTHER OF THEM ALL:

    Social Distancing

    1. Kyler J Falk profile image90
      Kyler J Falkposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      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.

      1. Kenna McHugh profile image89
        Kenna McHughposted 13 months agoin reply to this

        Kyler, I thought it was funny. You don't think so?

        1. Castlepaloma profile image73
          Castlepalomaposted 13 months agoin reply to this

          My favorite
          Social distancing

          Military intelligence
          Jumbo shrimp
          Clean coal
          US defense
          Illegal Aliens
          Alone together
          Amazingly awful
          Bittersweet
          Sweet&Sour
          Clearly confused
          Dark light
          Deafening silence
          Definitely maybe
          Farewell reception
          Growing smaller
          Passive aggressive
          Random order
          Sweet sorrow
          True myth
          Walking dead
          Weirdly normal
          Nuclear peace maker.

          1. Kenna McHugh profile image89
            Kenna McHughposted 13 months agoin reply to this

            Good Ones!

            Here are some more:

            Devout Atheist
            Dull Roar
            Exact Estimate
            Freezer Burn
            Friendly Takeover
            Genuine Imitation
            Good Grief
            Guest Host

          2. bravewarrior profile image91
            bravewarriorposted 13 months agoin reply to this

            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?)
            Old news
            Civil war
            Paper towel
            Plastic silverware
            Awfully good
            Freezer burn
            Dull roar
            Ill health
            Negative calorie
            Random order
            Terribly good

            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!

        2. Kyler J Falk profile image90
          Kyler J Falkposted 12 months agoin reply to this

          I chuckled inwardly, but it seemed too derivative/contrived to really hit that sweet spot for me.

          1. Kenna McHugh profile image89
            Kenna McHughposted 12 months agoin reply to this

            Ha, ha!

  2. bravewarrior profile image91
    bravewarriorposted 13 months ago

    Oh! I just thought of another one. Oxymorons are:

    Brilliantly stupid

    !! Tee hee. Love this!

    1. Castlepaloma profile image73
      Castlepalomaposted 13 months agoin reply to 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.

      1. Kenna McHugh profile image89
        Kenna McHughposted 13 months agoin reply to this

        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

  3. Rochelle Frank profile image92
    Rochelle Frankposted 13 months ago

    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.

    1. Castlepaloma profile image73
      Castlepalomaposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      Especially living in a isolated small town during covid. I think Jack Nicholson kept it together, in the movie the shining

      1. Kenna McHugh profile image89
        Kenna McHughposted 13 months agoin reply to this

        How about "terrible beauty" or "sweet sorrow"?

        1. Castlepaloma profile image73
          Castlepalomaposted 13 months agoin reply to this

          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.

          Ayahuasca reports
          Comic sand gypsy

  4. Peggy W profile image95
    Peggy Wposted 13 months ago

    These are funny when you think of them.  We have all gotten used to the idea of social distancing in the last year!

    1. Castlepaloma profile image73
      Castlepalomaposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      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.

      1. Kenna McHugh profile image89
        Kenna McHughposted 13 months agoin reply to this

        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."

        1. Castlepaloma profile image73
          Castlepalomaposted 13 months agoin reply to this

          Humor is my favorite medicine.

          1. Kenna McHugh profile image89
            Kenna McHughposted 13 months agoin reply to this

            Of course, and not harmful or expensive.

          2. Rochelle Frank profile image92
            Rochelle Frankposted 13 months agoin reply to this

            Dark Humor?

            1. Castlepaloma profile image73
              Castlepalomaposted 13 months agoin reply to this

              Your on to me.

            2. Kenna McHugh profile image89
              Kenna McHughposted 13 months agoin reply to this

              How dark do you want to go?

              1. Castlepaloma profile image73
                Castlepalomaposted 13 months agoin reply to this

                Don't want to go much darker in the pubic. My daughter and I as artist, can go into sick humor.

                1. Kenna McHugh profile image89
                  Kenna McHughposted 13 months agoin reply to this

                  Here are some more: "hot ice," "civil war," "silent scream," "cruel kindness,” "orderly chaos.”

  5. Nell Rose profile image88
    Nell Roseposted 13 months ago

    Funny isn't it? I am sure there are lots more, I will have to take a look.

  6. ravirajan01 profile image91
    ravirajan01posted 13 months ago

    One more that is commonly used in some antiseptics is "icy hot"

    1. Kenna McHugh profile image89
      Kenna McHughposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      Good one!

      1. Castlepaloma profile image73
        Castlepalomaposted 13 months agoin reply to this

        Tough love
        cheerful pessimist
        clearly misunderstood
        comfortable misery
        cruel kindness

        deceptively honest
        devout atheist

        even odds
        extinct life
        friendly takeover
        good grief
        guest host
        humane slaughter
        ill health
        impossible solution
        joyful sadness
        larger half
        lead balloon
        living dead
        living sacrifices
        loyal opposition
        magic realism
        minor miracle
        negative income
        one-man band
        only choice
        poor health
        recorded live
        Illegal alien
        same difference
        serious fun
        silent scream
        small crowd
        soft rock
        steel wool
        student teacher
        Quess estimate
        unbiased opinion
        unconscious awareness
        wise fool
        working vacation

  7. BHARAT BHUSHAN KUMAR 3286 profile image50
    BHARAT BHUSHAN KUMAR 3286posted 13 months ago

    nice

  8. abwilliams profile image68
    abwilliamsposted 13 months ago

    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! wink

    1. Kenna McHugh profile image89
      Kenna McHughposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      I guess estimate that's pretty ugly. wink

      1. Castlepaloma profile image73
        Castlepalomaposted 13 months agoin reply to this

        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
        good grief
        guest host
        impossible solution
        larger half
        living dead
        magic realism
        one-man band
        only choice
        poor health
        recorded live
        Illegal alien
        same difference
        serious fun
        small crowd
        soft rock
        student teacher
        Quess estimate
        unbiased opinion
        unconscious awareness
        wise fool
        working vacation

  9. Gregory DeVictor profile image94
    Gregory DeVictorposted 13 months ago

    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.

    1. Kenna McHugh profile image89
      Kenna McHughposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      Gregory, that's a good one. Shakespeare wrote: "tragical mirth."

      1. Gregory DeVictor profile image94
        Gregory DeVictorposted 13 months agoin reply to this

        Kenna, "tragical mirth" is another good one.

        1. Kenna McHugh profile image89
          Kenna McHughposted 13 months agoin reply to this

          Yes. So many.

  10. Rochelle Frank profile image92
    Rochelle Frankposted 13 months ago

    Passive aggressive

    1. Kenna McHugh profile image89
      Kenna McHughposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      Rochelle, good one. Here's one "bipartisan cooperation."

 
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