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    Oxymorons

    Let's discuss oxymorons. In case you ain't familiar with them, they're basically phrases or terms that, if you think about it, don't really make sense why they got put together.

    A few examples would be...
    Jumbo shrimp
    Accurate estimate
    Modern history

    Name off a few of your own that you love/hate.

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    My favorite one has always been, "In my unbiased opinion..." Just cracks me up every time, and is a beautiful example of an oxymoron. I don't actively hate it, I just wish people would realize what they're saying.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dezenerate View Post
    Jumbo shrimp
    Accurate estimate
    Modern history
    Name off a few of your own that you love/hate.
    I don't really like any of these. They're all very easily explained with common logic.
    A shrimp in this idea is a noun, not an adjective. The adjective is jumbo.

    History is also a noun, and modern is its adjective. History is time that's come before. Modern is an era. We're not out of the modern era yet, true, but much of it has passed already.

    Accurate estimate...Accurate means "close", not "precise".

    *shrug*

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