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To: WKB; jec41

Do either of you actually understand the meaning of the term "oxymoron?"


110 posted on 04/07/2006 9:37:52 AM PDT by presidio9 ("Bird Flu" is the new Y2K virus -only without the inconvenient deadline.)
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To: presidio9; jec41
ox·y·mo·ron (ŏk'sē-môr'ŏn', -mōr'-) pronunciation n., pl. -mo·ra (-môr'ə, -mōr'ə) or -rons. A rhetorical figure in which incongruous or contradictory terms are combined, as in a deafening silence and a mournful optimist.
117 posted on 04/07/2006 10:16:06 AM PDT by WKB (Science Fiction= Any science that omits God.)
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To: presidio9

Definitions of Oxymoron on the Web:

A paradox reduced to two words, usually in an adjective-noun ("eloquent silence") or adverb-adjective ("inertly strong") relationship, and is used for effect, to emphasize contrasts, incongruities, hypocrisy, or simply the complex nature of reality. Examples: wise fool, ignorantly learned, laughing sadness, pious hate. Some others:


128 posted on 04/07/2006 11:37:08 AM PDT by jec41 (Screaming Eagle)
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