In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- Is there a safe gun or is that an oxymoron like a safe cigarette?
- The idea of a light of darkness is certainly an oxymoron, certainly a contradiction in terms, and yet we find that among various mystics.
- I have no desire to drive those two oxymorons, ‘classic rock’ and ‘young country,’ from the air.
- One day I sat her down to explain to her the word oxymoron and then to describe a magnificent and bucolic world of insults.
- Prisoners of hope are living, breathing oxymorons.
- A medley of oxymorons, contradictions, and double-standards.
- Speech was a required elective (which is, in the eyes of the high school student, one of the most contradictory oxymorons to be commonly spoken in the English language).
- But several are exclusively concerned with the funeral trade, its absurd oxymorons - ‘the future of death’ - and its expansion into a global industry.
- In the annals of oxymorons, this has to be among the most oxymoronic.
- An oxymoron is a combination of contradictory or incongruous words such as ‘gentle violence’.
- What he has written is contemporary history, if the term is not altogether an oxymoron.
- Yes, but it does leave a reader ever more certain that the term ‘mature male’ is an oxymoron.
- If these terms sound like oxymorons, that's because they are.
- I mean, this is an oxymoron, there's nothing free about the speech today.
- Your Honour secondly asked about the phrase, the apparent oxymoron of non-exclusive possession acts.
- The term native-English speaker itself can be an oxymoron sometimes.
- By contrast, the very idea of false knowledge is an oxymoron.
- He is a man who, when he was pillaging for the Federal government, reduced the term Public Service to an oxymoron.
- The prose poem is a hybrid form, an anomaly if not a paradox or oxymoron.
- Another triumph for military intelligence, the finest of all oxymorons.
English has borrowed many of the following foreign expressions of parting, so you’ve probably encountered some of these ways to say goodbye in other languages.
Many words formed by the addition of the suffix –ster are now obsolete - which ones are due a resurgence?
As their breed names often attest, dogs are a truly international bunch. Let’s take a look at 12 different dog breed names and their backstories.