Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 10 posts ] 
 Oxymorons... 
Author Message
FT Hall of Famer
User avatar

Joined: Tue Jul 10, 2007 2:26 am
Posts: 2938
Location: Eastern, MA
Post Oxymorons...
1. Is it good if a vacuum really sucks?

2. Why is the third hand on a watch called the second hand?

3. If a word is misspelled in the dictionary, how would we ever know?

4. If Webster wrote the first dictionary, where did he find the words?

5. Why do we say something is out of whack? What is a whack?

6. Why does "slow down" and "slow up" mean the same thing?

7. Why does "fat chance" and "slim chance" mean the same thing?

8. Why do "tug" boats push their barges?

9. Why do we sing "Take me out to the ball game" when we are already there?

10. Why are they called "stands" when they are made for sitting?

11. Why is it called "after dark" when it is really "after light"?

12. Doesn't "expecting the unexpected" make the unexpected expected?

13. Why are a "wise man" and a "wise guy" opposites?

14. Why do "overlook" and "oversee" mean opposite things?

15. Why is "phonics" not spelled the way it sounds?

16. If work is so terrific, why do they have to pay you to do it?

17. If all the world is a stage, where is the audience sitting?

18. If love is blind, why is lingerie so popular?

19. If you are cross-eyed and have dyslexia, can you read all right?

20. Why is bra singular and panties plural?

21. Why do you press harder on the buttons of a remote control when you know the batteries are dead?

22. Why do we put suits in garment bags and garments in a suitcase?

23. How come abbreviated is such a long word?

24. Why do we wash bath towels? Aren't we clean when we use them?

25. Why doesn't glue stick to the inside of the bottle?

26. Why do they call it a TV set when you only have one?

27. Christmas - What other time of year do you sit in front of a dead tree and eat candy out of your socks?


28. Why do we drive on a parkway and park on a driveway?

_________________
Lindabirds



She was not quite what you would call refined.
She was not quite what you would call unrefined.
She was the kind of person that keeps a parrot.

Mark Twain


I thought I was hearing voices...turns out it was just my parrot
:peng


Tue Nov 20, 2012 1:24 am
Profile
FT 500 Club
User avatar

Joined: Fri Oct 01, 2004 8:17 pm
Posts: 501
Location: vermont,usa
Post Re: Oxymorons...
i've always wondered about those things myself

_________________
no matter what you wear,wear a smile.
it looks good on anyone and you might just make somebody's day


Tue Nov 20, 2012 6:35 pm
Profile
FT Hall of Famer
User avatar

Joined: Fri Jan 19, 2007 2:53 am
Posts: 4885
Location: dallas, nc
Post Re: Oxymorons...
now that's really food for thought. hummmm.....does thought eat? ;)

love ya'll

_________________
walk in peace

pax
leit
ImageImageImage
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
may your moccasins find the easy path;
may you ever walk in peace

AS IS-WHERE WUZ


Tue Nov 20, 2012 9:54 pm
Profile
Post Re: Oxymorons...
Good ones linda loll loll loll :yahoo


Tue Nov 20, 2012 11:01 pm
FT Hall of Famer
User avatar

Joined: Mon Nov 03, 2008 9:57 pm
Posts: 2082
Location: Southern California
Post Re: Oxymorons...
These are great! loll loll

_________________
I finally got my act together; then I forgot where I put it!


Wed Nov 21, 2012 5:27 pm
Profile
Moderator
User avatar

Joined: Sun Mar 13, 2011 3:16 pm
Posts: 1176
Location: CT
Post Re: Oxymorons...
I can answer the parkway one.

Have you ever tried to move on a parkway during rush hour :shrug


Sat Nov 24, 2012 9:12 pm
Profile
FT Hall of Famer
User avatar

Joined: Tue Jul 10, 2007 2:26 am
Posts: 2938
Location: Eastern, MA
Post Re: Oxymorons...
Hey Robyn, I often refer to some Parkways as parking lots... ;)


Sat Nov 24, 2012 10:11 pm
Profile
FT First Lady
User avatar

Joined: Wed Oct 11, 2006 9:24 pm
Posts: 1900
Location: Bandon, Oregon
Post Re: Oxymorons...
I love Leit's "can thought eat" - I wonder where all the food we offer to "thought" goes?


Mon Nov 26, 2012 11:50 am
Profile
FibroTalk Fan

Joined: Fri May 10, 2013 11:20 pm
Posts: 27
Post Re: Oxymorons...
I love oxymorons, like jumbo shrimp aNd military intelligence. Tee hee. Now I have a question for you.

If you are driving at the speed of light, if you turn your headlights on, will they shine?

_________________
Life is a daring bold adventure, or its nothing at all!

Helen Keller


Thu May 23, 2013 1:11 pm
Profile
FT Hall of Famer
User avatar

Joined: Tue Jul 10, 2007 2:26 am
Posts: 2938
Location: Eastern, MA
Post Re: Oxymorons...
:shrug :think

_________________
Lindabirds



She was not quite what you would call refined.
She was not quite what you would call unrefined.
She was the kind of person that keeps a parrot.

Mark Twain


I thought I was hearing voices...turns out it was just my parrot
:peng


Thu May 23, 2013 1:29 pm
Profile
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 10 posts ] 

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group
Revolution Magazine phpBB3 template by Brian Gardner Media, LLC