101 things about me

Thursday, 9 August 2007

Favourite Word #1

Oxymoron.
This is one of my favourite words... Any word with moron in it will generally amuse.
So - oxymoron... it is a figure of speech ... conjoining contradictory terms, a rhetorical device in which two seemingly contradictory words are used together for effect.

Fun Run
Working Holiday
cruel kindness
to make haste slowly
deafening silence
poor little rich girl

5 comments:

brandy said...

Ohh I have 2 to add to the list!

'friendly ex's'
'stress free holiday'

Enough said.

Wanderer said...

We could make quite a list here...

Army Intelligence
A fine mess
A little pregnant
Tram timetable
Flexible ethics
Incredibly real
Uninvited guest
Unbiased opinion
Toll free
Tentative conclusion!

summer pickles said...

Ha ha ha ha!

Oh, I laughed when I read "fun run" on your list!!! I AGREE!

Thanks for sharing your lovely blog
Hannah xx

one little acorn said...

Thanks for the contributions!

Brandy - Friendly ex... hmmm. I try really I do - but I often wonder if it wouldn't be easier to let it go... that's another post all together!

Thanks Wanderer... Army intelligence - that sounds like a "bush-ism"!

Yes - Summer Pickles it's a favourite of mine too - fun and run just DON'T mix. I have just started (to try) running (again) and I have blisters all over my feet!Maffra67

Peter said...

How about:

American Culture
clearly ambiguous
Foolproof instructions
Friendly Fire
Gourmet Pizza
Microsoft Works (one for you wanderer)