Friday, 27 February 2009

Challenge 52

The challenge this week comes to you from Mia and it is to use an oxymoron as your title.

Wikipedia definition:
An oxymoron (plural oxymorons or, more rarely, oxymora) is a figure of speech that combines two normally contradictory terms. Oxymoron is a loanword from Greek oxy ("sharp" or "pointed") and moros ("dull"). Thus the word oxymoron is itself an oxymoron.
Oxymorons are a proper subset of the expressions called contradictions in terms. What distinguishes oxymorons from other paradoxes and contradictions is that they are used intentionally, for rhetorical effect, and the contradiction is only apparent, as the combination of terms provides a novel expression of some concept, such as "cruel to be kind" or "team of mavericks".
other examples

Deafening silence
Forward retreat
Accidentally on Purpose[2]
Little Big Man
With all deliberate speed" (i.e. "go quickly slowly")
Icy hot
Start Stopping
Same difference
Living dead (i.e. the undead)
Controlled Chaos
Nondairy creamer
Open secret
Pretty Ugly
Life after death
Dry drunk
Organized mess
Creation science
Ill health
Plastic glass
Jumbo Shrimp
Quick Stop
Microsoft Works
Fun Run

We are away this weekend so I will be posting the designers LO from MOnday morning, but just in case you wanted a head start and to get those brains ticking over ~ this gives you an idea of where we're gong this week.

6 comments:

jacki janse van rensburg said...

i love the 'microsoft works' oxymoron hidden in there...

jacki

QueenTracy said...

Love this! Great color and design. I also love the oxymoron part of the challenge. I'm always looking for creative ways to get the point across!

QueenTracy said...

Love this! Great color and design. I also love the oxymoron part of the challenge. I'm always looking for creative ways to get the point across!

Rowee said...

Great challenge!!
Here's my take:
http://simplemom-lovingmom.blogspot.com/2009/03/journaling-junkie-challenge-52.html

rowee

Farm Fresh Jessica said...

What a great idea--I may see if I can get something going before the 14th! Are double page spreads acceptable?

Pamela said...

Here's mine! Thanks for the challenge... Pam

http://wonderwoman-pamela.blogspot.com/