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By Colleen Kesterson

Show Off Oxymorons Add Meaningful Contradictions


Have you ever read or heard descriptive words when used together seem to make no sense or seem to be set in opposition with each other?

Sometimes printed on a shoebox are the words "single pair". At first glance that seems contradictory. How can a pair be single? On second thought it could mean there is one pair of shoes in the box. The words "single pair" is an oxymoron that uses words that have seemingly opposite meanings together.

Oxymorons can be used to point out two qualities that occur at once and call more attention to the point than just the single word. It can be comical or thoug...

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