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Pink...?BRONZE Member
Mistress of Pink...Multicoloured
6,140 posts
Location: Over There, United Kingdom


Posted:
Whats your favourite oxymorons (contradictory words)?
Mine are:

Living Dead
Taped Live
Peace Force
Pretty Ugly
Working Holiday
Tax Return
Virtual Reality
Work Party

and my 2 favourite ones...

Government Organization
Microsoft Works

Alice

Never pick up a duck in a dungeon...


Pele'sWhippingBoy 442 posts
Location: Rochester, NY, USA


Posted:
Act Naturally
Adult male
British Fashion
Business Ethics
Childproof
Christian Scientists
Congressional Ethics
Dodge Ram
Military Intelligence
Religious Tolerance

(I have a huge list of them and retrieved a few I like.)

FYI: I am not Pele. If you wish to reply to me and use a short version of my name, use: PWB.

English? Who needs that? I'm never going to England. - Homer Jay Simpson


PK_BRONZE Member
Lambretta Fanatic
4,995 posts
Location: United Kingdom


Posted:
i am an oxymoron... i allways contradict myself!

gotta admit that the microsoft works is a damn good one for me.

PK.

"To be an angel, one need not have wings.
In giving love there is an equal grace.
Nor need one seek the aura in the face,
As love unveils the beauty of all things."

*Francois Couperin.


FoxFire 90 posts
Location: Texas, USA


Posted:
sweet sorrow
military intelligence

The best one: near miss
Why do they call a close call a "near miss"? If they "nearly missed", wouldn't they have hit?

Deuteronomy 31:6
John 15:9
Luke 6:22


SabineGOLD Member
29 posts
Location: Australia


Posted:
Organised Chaos
(in other words, the state of my workshop).

MikeGinnyGOLD Member
HOP Mad Doctor
13,922 posts
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA


Posted:
Jumbo shrimp
Parkway (you drive on a parkway)
Driveway (you park on a driveway)
Iowa City

oh...and...um...

Women's sports

*ducking and running*

-Mike

Certified Mad Doctor and HoP High Priest of Nutella



A buckuht n a hooze! -Valura


MalcolmSAPPHIRE Member
HOP admin
1,050 posts
Location: New Zealand


Posted:
Seeing a sign ahead on the road in New Zealand that says "Road works" when it should say "Road broken"

May your balls always burn


MikeGinnyGOLD Member
HOP Mad Doctor
13,922 posts
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA


Posted:
Geunine imitation leather?

No, I saw that on something once.

-Mike

Certified Mad Doctor and HoP High Priest of Nutella



A buckuht n a hooze! -Valura


falloutboySILVER Member
remember
433 posts
Location: Melbourne, Australia, Earth, Milky Way, Universe


Posted:
war on terror

-As angels debate chance and fate-
i was riding through melbourne on a midget giraffe, things were peachy.


Trippie HippieBRONZE Member
733 posts
Location: Bewildered state of nothingness, United Kingdom


Posted:
quote:
Originally posted by Pink Poi:


Microsoft Works


HAhahahahahahahahahah

LOL
Trippy

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Fly like a mouse, run like a pillow, be the small book case.

"Last night i met some pixies and we danced around a stone".

Because dressing up is fun.


UCOFSILVER Member
15,414 posts
Location: United Kingdom


Posted:
fun run

Dio 729 posts
Location: OK, USA


Posted:
Shipment (when taken by truck)
Cargo (when taken by ship)

Braille dots on a drive-thru teller machine

What hits the fan is not evenly distributed.


Salinger 382 posts
Location: Southampton


Posted:
quote:
Originally posted by Pele'sWhippingBoy:
[QB]
British Fashion
QB]
Cheeky bastard!!!

A conspiracy of silence speaks louder than words...


Pele'sWhippingBoy 442 posts
Location: Rochester, NY, USA


Posted:
The braille on drive-up ATMs actually has a reason. Blind people ride in Taxi's.
That and ATMs are mass producted so the walk-ups use the same key pads as the drive-ups.

Did you like that one Pyrophile?

Act Naturally
Alone Together
Bittersweet
Deafening Silence
Even Odds

George Carlin does a great skit on things like this. He's where the "near miss" one was popularized.

Investor = Broker
Doctor practice

FYI: I am not Pele. If you wish to reply to me and use a short version of my name, use: PWB.

English? Who needs that? I'm never going to England. - Homer Jay Simpson


arashi 2,364 posts
Location: austin,tx


Posted:
medical science
(runs away before mike sees)

-Such a price the gods exact for song: to become what we sing
-Seek freedom and become captive of your desires. Seek discipline and find your liberty.
-When the center of the storm does not move, you are in its path.


Kyrian 4,308 posts
Location: York, England


Posted:
lol @ you guys

i love "alone together"

and "british fashion"

and "government organization"

my contributions:
quick appointment (esp when "doctors" is in there)
also "cheap medical bill"
and "comprehensive health insurance"

note: i had a doctors appt today. excuse the bitterness.

Keep your dream alive
Dreamin is still how the strong survive

Shalom VeAhavah

New Hampshire has a point....


Bubblenut 14 posts
Location: UK


Posted:
Before I start I'll just say that I am a happy person really but if I wasn't I might say...

Christmas Cheer
Happy Birthday
Happily Married
Train Timetable

CantusSILVER Member
Tantamount to fatuity
15,965 posts
Location: Down the road, United Kingdom


Posted:
Police intelligence
Industrial Park

"I'll carry this....It's harder to spill a hat" - Chellybean
"...like a rabbit caught in a lighthouse?" - Chellybean


CantusSILVER Member
Tantamount to fatuity
15,965 posts
Location: Down the road, United Kingdom


Posted:
I've thought of another one.

Dumb blonde

That's a peroxymoron

"I'll carry this....It's harder to spill a hat" - Chellybean
"...like a rabbit caught in a lighthouse?" - Chellybean


arashi 2,364 posts
Location: austin,tx


Posted:
solar powered flashlight
convenient, comfortable applicator
"the sensitive condom"
cuddly capricorn

-Such a price the gods exact for song: to become what we sing
-Seek freedom and become captive of your desires. Seek discipline and find your liberty.
-When the center of the storm does not move, you are in its path.


flash fireBRONZE Member
Sporadically Prodigal
2,758 posts
Location: Sydney, NSW, Australia


Posted:
actual re-enactment.

saw that one on Australia's most wanted or somthing years ago.

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Prometheus 459 posts
Location: Richmond, Virginia


Posted:
Dark Victory

Thunderous Silence

Girly Man

Hair Cut

Dance like it hurts; Love like you need money; Work like someone is watching.

Never criticize someone until you've walked a mile in their shoes. That way, when you DO criticize them, you are a mile away, and you have their shoes.


queen of wands 127 posts
Location: Melbourne


Posted:
Savings accounts.

No savings whatsoever in mine!

I'm not vegetarian, but currently I'm off my chops!


Pink...?BRONZE Member
Mistress of Pink...Multicoloured
6,140 posts
Location: Over There, United Kingdom


Posted:
Wow..you guys have come up with loads cool ones!

love C@ntus' peroxymoron!

Never pick up a duck in a dungeon...


Raymund Phule (Fireproof) 2,905 posts
Location: San Diego California


Posted:
I am supprised noone has said

a tame Raymund

small world

Some Jarhead last night: "this dumb a$$ thinks hes fireproof"


JeStErSILVER Member
214 posts
Location: Melbourne Australia


Posted:
Ok came up with this 1 today while on the phone to a friend, they burst out laughing an then I realised what I'd said.

Hippy Free Alternative

Trying to play the Akashic records,
but my turntables not compatible.


Kaji 564 posts
Location: Vansterdam


Posted:
Microsoft Access Server
progressive conservative

In the 60's people took acid to make the world weird, now the world is weird and they take prozac to make it normal again.


primative_toys 228 posts
Location: Brisnyland


Posted:
thanx, i had a mental breakdown just yesterday and couldn't remember the term oxymoron. ta

regret nothing, learn everything

fire_light_movement


vaperloc...the mighty 466 posts
Location: Ft worth Texas


Posted:
fast honda (rimshot)

There are no obstacles only challenges.
Very funny scotty now beam down my pants.
[colour."green"}What would willie do?

AHH theres too many wee leprechauns i cannae squash them all


primative_toys 228 posts
Location: Brisnyland


Posted:
true love...

sorry had to say it...

mythmitch

regret nothing, learn everything

fire_light_movement


MikeGinnyGOLD Member
HOP Mad Doctor
13,922 posts
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA


Posted:
"Final Exam" (I've been taking "final" exams for years...and yet I keep having more exams!)
"Civil Servant" ("civil master" would be more appropriate)
"Semi-truck" (Jeez! I pale to think what a full truck would be)
"Traffic flow"
"Vegetarian meatballs"
"Civil rights"
"British cuisine"
"Australian wine"
"Internal Revenue Service" (some "service"!)
"Pacifist activist"
"Loyal opposition"

I also have some redundancies, which are the opposite of oxymorons.

"Free gift"
"Dumb blonde" (C@ntus's "peroxymoron")
"fluid-filled cyst" (by definition a cyst is fluid-filled)
"Dirty politician"
"Financial broker"
"End result"
"Painful sore"
"Bed rest"

and my all-time favorite: "disgruntled postal worker"

-Mike

Certified Mad Doctor and HoP High Priest of Nutella



A buckuht n a hooze! -Valura


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