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7 March 2014

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Thursday, March 6, 2014

"You're an ox and a moron!"
    That line was from Oscar, a charming comedy film.  It's also where I heard of oxymorons for the first time.  Nowadays, whenever someone uses them they stick out to me.  I love them because they're so wrong yet so right.
    Oxymorons are phrases containing words that somehow contradict each other, such as Rianne repetitively uses in the above comic strip.  In fact, the word "oxymoron" is an oxymoron!  In ancient greek, oxus means "sharp" while
mōros means "dull".

Tags: rianne  cal duck  grammar  oxymoron 
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