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Monday, April 16, 2012

April A to Z Challenge Letter "O" = OXYMORON #AtoZChallenge @AprilA2Z

Welcome to day fifteen of the Blogging from A to Z April Challenge.
Today's letter is "O" and my topic is = OXYMORON. 

I really didn't know what to post today for an "O" topic and my daughter suggested the Oxymoron. We saw the movie Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close together and the father and son would have Oxymoron wars. 
We've given some of our favorite Oxymoron's below. Enjoy!

ox·y·mo·ron [ok-si-mawr-on, -mohr-] 
noun, plural 
a figure of speech by which a locution produces an incongruous,seemingly self-contradictory effect, as in “cruel kindness” or “to make haste slowly.”

1. seriously funny
2. true fiction
3. accurate rumors
4. clearly confused
5. dry ice
6. pure evil
7. quiet noise
8. plastic glasses
9. even odds
10. living dead
11. practical joke
12. jumbo shrimp
13. freezer burn
14. deafening silence
15. painless torture
16. good junk
17. new antique
18. loud whisper
19. organized mess
20. practice test

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Cool, right? Can you think of any? I'd love it if you'd share them with me!
Happy A to Z'ing.


  1. Excellent. And fun topic. :)
    Just hopping by on A-Z. Cute blog! Keep up the great work!!

  2. Very cool indeed! Great list!!
    Visiting on the A t Z Challenge. I chose 'Opposites"
    Kathy at Oak Lawn Images

  3. I love oxymorons, and I'm always teasing my husband with them. Like when he does something well and I say 'good man', always following it with shouting out 'oxymoron!'

    Visiting from the A-Z Challenge.

  4. I love oxymorons, they make me giggle and I love trying to think up my own.

  5. Great O the word Oxymoron.

  6. I use this word a lot and point them out a lot but when asked to come up with one.....nope.
    Like your examples, though.

  7. Oxymorons are fun. Even the word itself is fun to say. As for ones I use a lot: good grief and awfully nice.

    Wishing you continued success with the A to Z challenge,

  8. I stumbled across this on Twitter. My favourite oxymoron is Military Intelligence.

  9. I love this. So creative with it. Oxymorons are funny though. I like what you did with your O.