Thursday, March 08, 2007

Some oxymorons

Mature man
Easy-to-use computers
Political science
Airline food
Business ethics


Kanishka Agiwal said...

Add a few more..
Understanding lady
Sulabh Sauchalya (Easy Toilets in India)
One way roads

Destitute Rebel said...

Ouch your first oxymoron hurt, so I'm gonna give you osme more.

1. Female Genius
2. Operating System
3. Bureaucratic Efficiency
4. Decaff Coffee
5. Friendly Takeover

Radha said...

Hello, 'understanding lady' and 'female genius' are both very real!

Lotus Reads said...

Speaking of Oxymorons, have you heard of the book "Oxymoronica"? According to the author Dr. Mardy Grothe, "oxymoronica" (a word he coined) are phrases that may appear illogical or self-contradictory, but make a lot of sense at aa deeper level.

Some examples:

"Marriage is a mistake every man should make" ~ George Jessel

"People have one thing in common: they are all different" ~ Robert Zend

"When people are free to do as they please, they usually imitate each other" ~ Eric Hoffer

"I never let my schooling interfere with my education" ~ Mark Twain

"When a man steals your wife, there is no better revenge than to let him keep her" ~ Sacha Guitry

The book is packed with a ton of these really wonderful phrases, perhaps I'll borrow your idea and do a post on them soon.

Radha said...

Hi Lotus,

Sounds like a great book, will look it up.

I really liked this one...its so true:
"When people are free to do as they please, they usually imitate each other" ~ Eric Hoffer

Moi said...

lol@ "mature man" and the way male readers responded!!! :DDD
How abt "Native Americans", by the way ??

Moi said...

And for Oxymoronica:

Lee Iococca in his autobiography :
"People want economy and they will pay any price to get it."

Radha said...

Hey Moi, how have you been? Thats a good one from Lee Iacocca :)

Jin said...

Friendly Fire & Military Intelligence - 2 of my favourites!

Radha said...

Hi Jin,
Lol :)

Shaykhspeara Sha'ira said...


Yuva said...

interesting.. to notice that you post oxymorons on women's day..;)

Radha said...

Hi Yuva,
Thats wasnt intentional. Besides, which day isnt a women's day? :)