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Jumbo shrimp & other almost perfect oxymorons

contradictory expressions that make absolute sense

by Warren S. Blumenfeld

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Published by Putnam in New York, NY .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Oxymoron -- Humor

  • Edition Notes

    Other titlesJumbo shrimp and other almost perfect oxymorons.
    StatementWarren S. Blumenfeld.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPN6231.W64 B5 1986
    The Physical Object
    Pagination96 p. :
    Number of Pages96
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL2723360M
    ISBN 10039951306X
    LC Control Number86016950
    OCLC/WorldCa13903031

    Jumbo Shrimp & Other Almost Perfect Oxymorons by Warren Blumenfeld; Who's That (Big Board Books) by Rod Campbell; The DailyCandy Lexicon: Words That Don't Exist But Should by Editors of Daily Candy; The Complete Uxbridge English Dictionary: I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue by Graeme Garden. Ethan's Oxymorons Page. An oxymoron is a contradictory word pair. George Carlin popularized Military Intelligence and Jumbo Shrimp in his stand-up comedy act, along with "Drive on the Parkway, Park in the Driveway," but there are many others.

    Oxymoron: a figure of speech by which a locution produces an incongruous, seemingly self-contradictory effect, as in “cruel kindness” or “to make haste slowly.” Rhetorical oxymora (e.g., “bipartisan cooperation” or “business ethics“), on the other hand, are expressions composed of words that are not inherently mutually exclusive but express an opinion that the two cannot occur. "Jumbo shrimp" is an oxymoron that is in common use and was before Carlin. He may have brought it to our attention that it was contradictory.)But it's not contradictory in the slightest. "Large shellfish" is not a oxymoron, so "jumbo shrimp" -- which means exactly the same thing.

    Warren S. Blumenfeld in Jumbo shrimp & other almost perfect oxymorons: contradictory expressions that make absolute sense, Putnam, 20 November An 'oxymoron' is a figure of speech using an intended combination of two apparently contradictory terms.   Jumbo Shrimp: An Oxymoron, And Now A Minor League Baseball Team: The Two-Way In some corners, it's being panned like so much scampi. Others say they can't wait to buy a .


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Jumbo shrimp & other almost perfect oxymorons Pages:   Oxymorons are, of course, words or phrases that are inherently contradictory: "jumbo shrimp", for example. Jon Agee has taken everyday phrases that so easily fall from all our lips and made us realize how delightfully ridiculous they really are.

A scorched and burned man stands at his refrigerator while fire shoots from the top compartment.5/5(4). These are oxymorons, common expressions made up of two completely contradictory words or elements. Jon Agee follows up his critically Whether we are pretty ugly or terribly cute, we've all faced a minor catastrophe, made an original copy, or taken a calculated risk/5.

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Oxymorons are, of course, words or phrases that are inherently contradictory: "jumbo shrimp", for example. Jon Agee has taken everyday phrases that so easily fall from all our lips and made us realize how delightfully ridiculous they really are. A scorched and burned man stands at his refrigerator while fire shoots from the top compartment.5/5(4).

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Every page presents a new spirited black and white cartoon and associated oxymoron. An Oxymoron is a combination of contradictory or incongruous words, such as 'Cruel Kindness' or 'Jumbo Shrimp' (Jumbo means 'large' while Shrimp means 'small').

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Other Titles: Jumbo shrimp and other almost perfect oxymorons: Responsibility: Warren S. Blumenfeld. Get this from a library. Who ordered the jumbo shrimp. and other oxymorons.

[Jon Agee] -- Whether we are pretty ugly or terribly cute, we've all faced a minor catastrophe, made an original copy, or taken a calculated risk.

And there are those of us who have turned up missing (sometimes. While not new, It was popularized by Warren Blumenfeld's book, Jumbo Shrimp & Other Almost Perfect Oxymorons: Contradictory Expressions That Make Absolute Sense.

In literal fact, what is being pointed out is an amusing contradiction. Virtual reality. Jumbo shrimp. These phrases have meaning, even though the words contradict each other. See our list of 15 oxymorons for more. Then, inWarren S. Blumenfeld published a small book titled Jumbo Shrimp and Other Almost Perfect Oxymorons.

Blumenfeld, a professor at Georgia State University, defined oxymorons. * deafening silence * controlled chaos * organised mess * good grief * same difference * passive aggressive * open secret * original copy * Awfully good * clear as mud (correct me if I am wrong calling this an oxymoron) * seriously funny * Civil.

This is NOT an oxymoron, contrary to popular belief. any more than “jumbo dog” or “jumbo orangutan” would be an oxymoron. The name of the animal is shrimp. Shrimp has only come to mean small in popular usage.

but the animal was not called a “shrimp” because it was small. 9 responses to “ “Anarcho-capitalism,” “Free Markets,” Jumbo Shrimp, and Other Oxymorons ” Nathan Kessel Decem at pm. Who Ordered the Jumbo Shrimp?: And Other Oxymorons: : Jon Agee: Books. Skip to main Try Prime Hello, Sign in Account & Lists Sign in Account & Lists Returns & Orders Try Prime Basket.

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To verbalize a bit of the author-illustrator's line of vision and to reveal an open secret about this almost perfect .Actually, as every parent knows, they wrote the book (so to speak) on spotting the contradictions in the grown-up world. But thanks to Jon Agee's delightfully ticklish ''Who Ordered the Jumbo Shrimp?'' defining or spelling an oxymoron is a total waste of time when it comes to enjoying some of the finer nonsensical phrases in life.