Oxymorons

Did you ever wonder why people say….?

  • advanced basic airline food (also: junk food, hospital food)
  • alone together
  • amateur expert
  • baby grand (piano)
  • black light
  • Brief survey
  • civil war
  • Congressional ethics
  • criminal justice
  • crisis management
  • Deafening silence
  • Death Benefits
  • divorce court
  • down escalator
  • dry wine
  • elementary calculus
  • evaporated milk
  • extra time
  • fast idle
  • flexible freeze (economics)
  • freezer burn
  • fresh frozen
  • friendly argument
  • gourmet pizza
  • governmental efficiency
  • great depression
  • guest host
  • half full (also half empty)
  • Honest Crook
  • hopelessly optimistic
  • idiot savant
  • industrial park
  • irate patient
  • jumbo shrimp
  • Lean pork
  • Light-Heavyweight
  • live recording
  • mandatory option
  • marijuana initiative
  • Medium Large
  • Mild Abrasive
  • minor disaster
  • Mobil station
  • No-good Do-gooder!
  • non-stop flight
  • old news
  • Organized mess
  • original copy
  • partially completed
  • passive agression
  • peacekeeper missile
  • perfect idiot
  • plastic glasses
  • pretty ugly
  • random logic (fuzzy logic)
  • rap music
  • Renegade Lawmakers (from CNN during the battle in Moscow.)
  • scheduled spontaneity (From a Franklin time management class.)
  • Second Best
  • singular relationship
  • standard deviation
  • student teacher
  • sure bet
  • sweet sorrow
  • terribly nice
  • Turbo Diesel
  • unacceptable solution
  • work party
  • working vacation