The word "oxymoron" in itself is an oxymoron

Oxymoron - this phrase of two words that contradict each other. Oxymoron serves more expressive imagery and text. Examples: "deafening silence", "living corpse».

Interestingly, the word itself is an oxymoron oxymoron, since the first part of his "oksyu" in Greek means "sharp" and "Moron" - stupid. Allusive oxymoron (οξύμωρον) can be translated as "clever nonsense».



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