Oxymorons

This is a discussion on Oxymorons within the A Brief History of Cprogramming.com forums, part of the Community Boards category; Originally posted by ygfperson crystal cola sonic boom oil well synthetic wood fiberglass Not a single one of these is ...

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    Originally posted by ygfperson
    crystal cola
    sonic boom
    oil well
    synthetic wood
    fiberglass

    Not a single one of these is an oxymoron....although taking this post into consideration, I'd have to say you were quite a spectacular oxymoron

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    crystal cola -- stretching it a bit
    sonic boom -- ditto
    oil well -- wells normally have water, oil is opposite of water(in my mind at least)
    synthetic wood -- dang, what was i thinking?
    fiberglass -- this is an oxymoron, isn't it? fiber and glass are two opposite things, but put together they mean something different

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    Great Britain
    United Kingdom (So united we routinely blow each other up to become un-united!)

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    United States

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    > United States

    Didn't see that one coming a mile away... I will neither confirm nor deny its accuracy... Course, I haven't heard of many people trying to destroy Denver because they think Colorado should be its own country...

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    I don't care about Ireland, I believe they should do what they want.

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    United states - Hawaii? that is hardly united to the states.

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    If you mean physically, then yeah. What difference does that make?

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    Originally posted by Brian

    United states - Hawaii? that is hardly united to the states.
    it doesn't mean PHYSICALLY united.... and if you're going to pick on our physical unity, you better include Alaska...

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    United states, they always shoot each other there.

    More people die in America from shooting each other than northern ireland, and that's a war.

    Great Britain refers to it's size [when we had the british empire with canada, australia, america etc] It has nothing to do with praise.

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    Originally posted by Brian
    United states, they always shoot each other there.

    More people die in America from shooting each other than northern ireland, and that's a war.
    That's what we like to call "population control"... and how can you compare us to Northern Ireland? Do you have any sense of size relations? Despite the fact that they are having a war....

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    It's not technically a war, but it seems like one, they have cease fires and whatnot.

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