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Oxymorons
Sun 10-Jan-10
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brightspark
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How about a word game for anyone who would like a challenge .........

Oxymorons - what a wonderful word!

I'll start with a few:

good grief

sweet sorrow

pretty ugly

Government intelligence

Microsoft Works

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Sun 10-Jan-10
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Danny
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Nice one, BS.

i hate to say it, but back home in Ireland a dozen or so years ago, our favourite oxymoron was:

British Intelligence!

Different times. Doh

Also, there was an Italian bite-yer-legs defender, named

Gentile

You have caught me on the hop. More will follow Cheers

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Sun 10-Jan-10
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Act naturally

Found missing

plastic glasses

small crowd

peace force

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Sun 10-Jan-10
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At Nottingham University, a tutor decided that it would be fun to get to know each other by going round the assembled bunch of students, and asking them to give their name plus an adjective describing themselves. It had to begin with the same letter.

My name is Val, and the very kind guy sitting next to me said "say voluptuous" - how sweet of him.

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And did you marry him? Whistle

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Sun 10-Jan-10
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Er .....no.

We still e-mail each other, though - a lovely guy.

His name is Don, and he called himself Dangerous Don in that exercise - he is so far from dangerous, it was a really clever thing to say!

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My favourite of that name type was from Readers Digest many years ago (so it has to be true Whistle )

Scene from US Army boot-camp:

Tough drill sergeant major:

"You are all a bunch of weaklings My job is to break you down and remake you as real soldiers.

My name is Sgt Stone. What's your name (expletive deleted)?"

After a pause,

"Stonebreaker, Sir"

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Sun 10-Jan-10
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Yes, in The Week recently, a similar story - a sergeant in the army had the misfortune to be named

Stan Still.

Calling out to his troops "Get a move on" produced some titters!!!

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An oxymoron that used to send my mother mad whenever she heard it was "and there she was gone", whenever someone disappeared suddenly.

Tue 12-Jan-10
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deafening silence

war games

almost exactly

ill health

second best

freezer burn

Old teachers never die, they just lose their class

Sat 16-Jan-10
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Alone together

Now, then

clearly misunderstood

rap music

working holiday

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Haha, I like the 'rap music' one best.

I'll try that again!

Mon 18-Jan-10
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computer security

terribly pleased

awfully nice

blind eye

adult children

cold sweat

constant change

dry wine

fresh frozen

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I can never think any anything.

My favourite is "deafening silence" but i giggle at every one. Surprised

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