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Oxymorons

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jaywhat
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Re: Oxymorons

#21 Post by jaywhat » February 22nd, 2011, 6:01 am

Latest post of the previous page:

shameless self-advertisement (or not ?)

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Re: Oxymorons

#22 Post by Nick » February 22nd, 2011, 4:34 pm

I lierally died...

(not quite an oxymoron?)

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Sel
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Re: Oxymorons

#23 Post by Sel » February 22nd, 2011, 5:15 pm

We see this in grocery ads here all the time...

fresh ham :shrug:
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Re: Oxymorons

#24 Post by petemster » February 22nd, 2011, 5:39 pm

.
. . . and we have a Tesco advert that says :

All yogurt is a live product (except long-life yogurt).

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Re: Oxymorons

#25 Post by Nick » February 22nd, 2011, 6:20 pm

M & S has a display labelled "children aged 3-5", but not a kid in sight...

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Re: Oxymorons

#26 Post by Fia » February 22nd, 2011, 11:38 pm

There's those doors with notices telling you they are alarmed, when they seem quite calm to me...

But not an oxymoron. Just a moronic copywriter.

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Re: Oxymorons

#27 Post by animist » February 23rd, 2011, 12:32 am

blank verse



happy slapping (not funny, I know)



apparently profound but superficial underneath (like wot I say)



live recording

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Re: Oxymorons

#28 Post by animist » February 23rd, 2011, 8:31 am

true lies (James Cameron film)

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Re: Oxymorons

#29 Post by Nick » February 23rd, 2011, 10:20 am

Similarly....

Eyes Wide Shut.

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Re: Oxymorons

#30 Post by animist » February 23rd, 2011, 12:47 pm

"include me out" (Sam Goldwyn) - plus similar quasi-o/morons like "a verbal agreement isn't worth the paper it's written on"

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Re: Oxymorons

#31 Post by Dave B » February 23rd, 2011, 1:42 pm

act naturally
"Look forward; yesterday was a lesson, if you did not learn from it you wasted it."
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Re: Oxymorons

#32 Post by jamesjones950 » February 23rd, 2011, 5:54 pm

What about David Cameron's "Muscular Liberalism"?
a "New Atheist" for the last 55 years

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Re: Oxymorons

#33 Post by Alan C. » February 26th, 2011, 7:44 pm

Catholic morality.
Abstinence Makes the Church Grow Fondlers.

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Re: Oxymorons

#34 Post by animist » February 27th, 2011, 8:40 pm

cold comfort

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Alan C.
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Re: Oxymorons

#35 Post by Alan C. » March 3rd, 2011, 5:55 pm

Awfully good.
Abstinence Makes the Church Grow Fondlers.

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Re: Oxymorons

#36 Post by animist » March 3rd, 2011, 6:12 pm

frightfully reassuring

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Re: Oxymorons

#37 Post by Dave B » March 3rd, 2011, 7:15 pm

Fia wrote:There's those doors with notices telling you they are alarmed, when they seem quite calm to me...

But not an oxymoron. Just a moronic copywriter.
I missed this one, Fia. I know the feeling, every time I see that signI want to make up some one that says, "No I'm not, just a little bit concerned may be but . . ."
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Re: Oxymorons

#38 Post by Nick » March 3rd, 2011, 7:49 pm

"Do you smoke?"


"Only when damp- otherwise I burn quite well!" :D

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Re: Oxymorons

#39 Post by Dave B » March 3rd, 2011, 7:55 pm

I saw this sign by the side of the country road, "Rotted horse manure for sale".

I remarked to my friend about where they might have got the rotted horses from.

I got a groan in reply. Why?
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Re: Oxymorons

#40 Post by lewist » August 20th, 2012, 9:13 pm

In a local chemists - We prosecute all shoplifters.

Work it out!
Carpe diem. Savour every moment.

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Re: Oxymorons

#41 Post by Alan C. » August 24th, 2012, 4:09 pm

Shouldn't "Sun set" Really be Horizon rising?
Abstinence Makes the Church Grow Fondlers.

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