"I've always dreamed of being an old philosopher. So far I've achieved one out of two!"

Gerry Reid's
Useful Oxymoron's

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Useful Oxymorons:

Voluntary Contribution (This is an oxymoron only if you do not contribute!)

  • Act Naturally
  • Addition Reductions
  • Advanced BASIC
  • Airline Food
  • Almost Exactly
  • Alone Together
  • Amateur Expert
  • Ample Shortage
  • Assisted Suicide
  • Athletic Scholarship
  • Awfully Good

  • Baby Grand
  • Bad Health
  • Bitter Sweet
  • Black Light
  • Blindingly Obvious
  • Brave Wimp
  • Brief List
  • British Fashion
  • Business Ethics
  • Butt Head

  • Calculated Risk
  • California Culture
  • Catfish
  • Central Intelligence Agency
  • Cherokee Pioneer
  • Christian Soldier
  • Civil Disobedience
  • Civil War
  • Civil Servant
  • Clearly Misinformed
  • Clearly Misunderstood
  • Clearly Opaque
  • Clever Fool
  • Color Blind
  • Computer Security
  • Congressional Ethics
  • Constant Change
  • Continuous Break
  • Controlled Burn
  • Controlled Blast
  • Convenience Store
  • Creative Destruction
  • Crimes of Passion
  • Criminal Justice
  • Crisis Management
  • Curved Line
  • Customer Service

  • Dark Star
  • Day Care
  • Deafening Silence
  • Death Benefits
  • Definite Maybe
  • Divorce Court
  • Do They Sterilize Needles for Lethal Injection?
  • Dodge Ram
  • Dotted Line
  • Down Escalator
  • Downwind Stalk
  • Dress Pants
  • Drive Through ATM with Braille
  • Dry Ice
  • Dumb Joke

  • Elementary Calculus
  • Enlightening Graduation Speech
  • Evaporated Milk
  • Express Lane
  • Extinct Life

  • False Facts
  • Fantastic Reality
  • Fast Idle
  • Fast Food
  • Fast Turtle
  • Fatally Injured
  • Fighting for Peace
  • First Annual
  • Flexible Freeze (Economics)
  • Found Missing
  • Freezer Burn
  • French Resistance
  • Fresh Frozen
  • Friendly Fire
  • Friendly Dictator
  • Friendly Argument
  • Friendly Enemy
  • Frozen in Time
  • Fun Run

  • Gentle Beast
  • Gentleman Bandit
  • Genuine Imitation
  • Genuine Reproduction
  • Go Ahead and Backup.
  • Good Grief
  • Government Intelligence
  • Government Organization
  • Government Worker
  • Governmental Efficiency
  • Greatest Weakness
  • Growth Recession (From the Bush Administration)
  • Guest Host

  • Hang Glide
  • Hard Water
  • Hard Pillow
  • Have You Ever Imagined a Life with No Hypothetical Situations?
  • Heavenly Body
  • High Speed Computer - (This Is an Oxymoron During Busy Web Times. )
  • Hindsight
  • Holy War
  • Honest Crook
  • Hopelessly Optimistic
  • Hot Chili
  • Hot Chilies
  • Hot Ice

  • Idiot Savant
  • If You Shoot a Mime Do You Have to Use a Silencer?
  • If a Cow Laughs Would Milk Come out of its Mouth?
  • Industrial Park
  • Information Systems Support
  • Irate Patient

  • Journalistic Integrity
  • Jumbo Shrimp

  • Lean Pork
  • Legal Reasoning
  • Legally Drunk
  • Light-weight
  • Live Recording
  • Living Dead
  • Loss Leader
  • Lost Leader
  • Loud Whisper
  • Love Hurts
  • Lucky Stiff

  • Mandatory Option
  • Marijuana Initiative
  • Merry Widow
  • Microsoft Works
  • Mild Abrasive
  • Military Intelligence
  • Minor Disaster
  • Mobile Station
  • Moving Target

  • Near Miss
  • Non-stick Glue
  • "Now, then . . ."

  • Oddly Familiar
  • Old News
  • Open Sandwich
  • Organized Mess
  • Organized Chaos
  • Original Copy

  • Paid Volunteer (From the Mouth of Our Beloved Bill Clinton)
  • Partially Completed
  • Passive Aggression
  • Peace Force
  • Peacekeeper Missile
  • Perfect Idiot
  • Perfectly Awful
  • Permanent Change
  • Planning Retreat
  • Plastic Glasses
  • Political Correctness
  • Political Science
  • Postal Service
  • Postal Efficiency
  • Practical Experience
  • Precision Forging
  • Pretty Ugly
  • Public Education

  • Quiet Scream

  • Random Logic (Fuzzy Logic)
  • Rap Music
  • Rarely Done
  • Real Imitation Mayonnaise
  • Religious Tolerance
  • Renegade Lawmakers (From CNN)
  • Resident Alien
  • Restless Sleep
  • Rogue Cop
  • Routine Change

  • Safe Sex
  • Same Difference
  • Sanitary Landfill
  • Scheduled Spontaneity (From a Franklin Time Management Class)
  • Second Best
  • Serious Clown
  • Short Survey
  • Short Tall Tales
  • Shout in a Whisper
  • Silent Women
  • Silent Scream
  • Singular Relationship
  • Small Crowd
  • Social Outcast
  • Social Security
  • Soft Rock
  • Software Documentation
  • Sound Filled Silence
  • Squared off Circles
  • Standard Deviation
  • State Worker
  • Static Discharge
  • Statistical Certainty
  • Stifled Creativity
  • Structured RPG Programming
  • Student Teacher
  • Studied Indifference
  • Stunted Growth
  • Successful War
  • Successful Failure
  • Supreme Court
  • Sure Bet
  • Sweet Sorrow

  • Terribly Nice
  • Terribly Pleased
  • The Future of Martyrdom (Found on the Internet)
  • Thoughtful Mediator
  • Tight Slacks
  • Time Stood Still
  • Tough Love
  • Troubled Paradise

  • Unacceptable Solution
  • Unbiased Opinion
  • United Nations
  • Unlimited Boundaries
  • User Friendly

  • Voluntary Compliance
  • Volunteer Work

  • War Games
  • Well-mannered Children
  • Why Isn’t Phonetic Spelt the Way it Sounds?
  • Wild Boar
  • Windows Productivity
  • Wonderful Teenagers
  • Wordless Book
  • Work Party
  • Working Vacation

  • Zero Defects

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