Let’s take a gander and learn what an oxymoron is. It has quite the unique name. Really, what terms do you know that not only have an –xy pair but also an “o” and the term “moron”. Such a strange looking word. Etymologically speaking though, it takes its origin from the Greek terms “oxy” meaning “sharp” and “moros” meaning “foolish”. Put that together and you get “sharp-foolish”, basically an oxymoron in itself (I mean, how can you be both simultaneously?). So the definition is when terms placed together are contradictory.
Examples include: dark light, jumbo shrimp, the sound of silence, passive aggressive, guest host, larger half, living dead, magic realism (we'll have to delve into this one later), original copy, student teacher
I would like to visit Oxymoron and support them because they brought, in my opinion (imo), a little more magic to the idea of antiquing. This is brief interlude before I start a series of posts that I’ve been planning for about a week now. I just needed to get this one out since I’d been wanting to post about oxymorons for a while now. There’s so many terms I want to define, just to clarify for myself too. Others on my list include “paradox” and “satire”. I also like “archetype” and “supercalifragilisticexpialidocious”. Just kidding for this last one, although my brother asked me to spell it once.
C’est tout. That’s all.
Until next time...