Wednesday, August 19, 2009


Oxymoron is a great word!

It can either mean this :


a figure of speech by which a locution produces an incongruous, seemingly self-contradictory effect, as in “cruel kindness” or “to make haste slowly.” (I like the more modern incongruity coined by Arnold Schwarzenegger, "girlyman")


1650–60; presumed GR >oxymorum oxýmōron, neut. of oxýmōros sharp-dull, equiv. to oxý(s) sharp (see oxy ) + mōrós dull (see moron )

Or it could be this:


a cream indicated for use in controlling acne and/or stupidity.

2009; presumed GRaveyard shift 3:39AM oxy zit cream (see benzoyl peroxide) + moron your stupidity should be medicated (see grrrr)

Redefining words, one of many reasons I should not work graveyard shifts.


Mummy McTavish said...

Feeling a bit thick this evening... I read it as Ozzymoron... But that's a post for another day.

Barbaloot said...

3:39 a.m? Ew. Just yuck.

Mr. and Mrs. Nurse Boy said...

You always make me laugh! I love how your brain works.

Mrs. Nurse Boy

LeShel said...

best luck pulling those graveyards. I pulled a few early mornings doing data entry at the post office and we'll just say if your mail was delivered wrong....

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