Thursday Thirteen #51


Being rather uninspired this week, I give you:

THIRTEEN OXYMORONS


1. It’s the same difference.

2. She was clearly confused.

3. It was loud enough to wake the living dead!

4. I thought the color was pretty ugly.

5. Their mannerisms were almost exactly the same.

6. “Oh, good grief,” she groaned.

7. Their divorce was old news.

8. Parting is such sweet sorrow.

9. The show was taped live.

10. I have the original copy in my safe.

11. I just completed the final draft of my novel.

12. I’ll read the answers in random order.

13. He bought the property sight unseen.


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14 thoughts on “Thursday Thirteen #51

  1. You’re right. I never really thought about how incongruous some of those statements are!

    Our kids used to always object to being told to sit down at the table, and then to sit up. “Which one do you want?” they’d say. “Down or up?”!

  2. Very nice list. Silly but I say old news, random order, good grief…gee I better pay more attention to what comes out of my mouth. Thanks for sharing!

  3. I use lots of them. They make sense — almost exactly perfect means that it’s about 99% the same. Has a better ring to it.

    It’s when you get past the surface that you see that they’re not as idiotic as you first think.

  4. I rather like them, too…and I don’t believe it is grammatically incorrect to use them. Most people don’t even think about it. :)

  5. Nancy, I love the range of your creativity. The oxymorons were great — and a good idea — but the photo you used as well … well done!

    Gosh, I love that quote you have by Thomas Odem.

    Have an oxymoron-free day!

    Diane at Sand to Glass

  6. Very interesting list. I think we all of us probably use most of those from time to time, as they are all part of the language now.

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