Oxymoron

One of the things I still remember from my high school years is Oxymoron.  An oxymoron is a figure of speech that combines contradictory terms.  The reason I still remember this is because I had a great english teacher in Puan Julia, and it kinda stick. I hope I can teach this to Big Sis and Lil C.

Anyway, here are some examples of Oxymorons.

Great Depression
free trade
peacekeeper missile
sweet tart
crash landing
now then
butt head
sweet sorrow
student teacher
silent scream
taped live
alone together
good grief
tight slacks
living dead
near miss
light tanks
old news
hot chilli
criminal justice
peace force
open secret
larger half
clearly confused
act naturally
alone together
Hell’s Angels
found missing
liquid gas
civil engineer
deafening silence
seriously funny
living dead
Microsoft Works
military intelligence
jumbo shrimp
Advanced BASIC
tragic comedy
unbiased opinion
virtual reality
definite maybe
original copies
pretty ugly
same difference
plastic glasses
almost exactly
constant variable
even odds
minor crisis
extinct life
genuine imitation
exact estimate
only choice
freezer burn
free love
working holiday
rolling stop

Props to you Puan Julia.

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