Tuesday, May 25, 2010

The usual oddness!

There are very few literary hooks that manage to entertain me on a regular basis, but oxymorons would definitely be one of them. The famous Peanuts comic strip is home to one of my favorites, and I always look forward to seeing Charlie Brown exclaim, "Good Grief!" Another favorite of mine depends on a more satirical sense of humor; Microsoft Works! Other greats include random order, jumbo shrimp, and the saying 'New and Improved!' (After all, if it was there to be improved, it wasn't really new, was it?)

The random question that I was greeted with today was, "What was the most amount of sand you have gotten in your swimming trunks?" The response of how I generally swim in the water and not the sand seemed to be inadequate for a post of its own, and so I felt a little clever wordplay was in order.

By all means, feel free to leave more clever oxymorons in the comments, whether they be old favorites of yours or New and Improved!

2 comments:

Crystal said...

Lemme see... what kind I think of...

Thunderous Silence

Hmm. Man. I used to know a million of these. I'll get back to you when it's not 2:30 in the morning...

Crystal said...

I just want you to know, that I miss reading your blog. Please post some more. :)