Oxymorons

(Can anyone help me restore the word-wrapping to this page?)

"Oxymorons" are real, two-word combinations that should, essentially make no sense because the two words have opposite meanings. Yet all the following are accepted idioms in English.

34. Small crowd
33. Genuine imitation
32. Soft rock
31. Butt head
30. Advanced BASIC (BASIC is a computer programming language)
29. Friendly Weapons
28. Good grief
27. New classic
26. Sweet sorrow
25. Same difference
24. "Now, then ..."
23. Synthetic natural gas
22. Almost exactly
21. Passive aggression
20. Taped live
19. Clearly misunderstood
18. Peace force
17. Act naturally
16. Sanitary landfill
15. Alone together
14. Plastic glasses
13. Terribly pleased
12. Found missing
11. Political science
10. Tight slacks (slacks = trousers, also "loose")
9. Living dead
8. Pretty ugly
7. Twelve-ounce pound cake
6. Silent scream
5. Resident alien
4. Working vacation
3. Exact estimate
2. Religious tolerance
1. Definite maybe

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: