четверг, 21 октября 2010 г.

Оxymorons. http://www.backpacking.net/oxymoron.html


Just in case you don’t know, an oxymoron is a figure of speech in which contradictory or opposite terms or ideas are combined.

The word has its origins in the Greek: oxy = "sharp, pointed" and moros, moron = "foolish". In other words, "pointedly foolish". An oxymoron is also defined as “a wittily paradoxical turn of phrase which appeals to ‘unconscious responses instead of rational examinations’ ”. Whew !

Anyway, here are some oxymora that one might hear and/or utter, while in the backcountry:

Oxymoronic Phrases !
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Oxymoronic Statements !
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Dan Quayle Isms !


Small Crowd
Cold as Hell (doesn't apply for Scandinavians)
Found Missing
Calm Winds
Alone Together
Short Distance
Slow Speed
Amateur Expert
Minor Disaster
Organized Mess
Partially Completed
Painless Torture

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