Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Wednesday WOLF

I've got a collection of random information in my brain that makes me an awesome Trivial Pursuit partner, but is completely useless when it comes to real world application. Like say, job applications. I thought I'd share some of this random crap with you in the form of another acronym-ific series. I give you - Word Origins from Left Field - that's right, the WOLF  Er... ignore the fact that the "from" doesn't fit.

You probably know what an oxymoron is, but in case you don't I'll supply you with a definition and a few examples. An oxymoron is a combination of what appear to be contradictory terms. Here are some fun ones:

Civil War
Act Naturally
Only Choice

But what does oxymoron mean? It's from the Greek "sharp fool," or "sharp dull."

My favorite oxymoron?

Good morning.


2 comments:

Anonymous said...

When I was in college, I worked with a friend on his one-act play. My favorite exchange(obviously, since I still remember it) was:

Him (in response to something she said): That's an oxymoron.

Her: Yeah? Well, you're a deoxy-asshole!

Mindy McGinnis said...

*takes note*

That's beautiful.