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Oxymorons

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Dave B
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Oxymorons

#1 Postby Dave B » February 20th, 2011, 2:35 pm

This could be a short one unless we can get inventive!

There are the old favourites, like "Army Intelligence" of course . . .

I will open with:

council initiative
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Re: Oxymorons

#2 Postby Sel » February 20th, 2011, 2:54 pm

political integrity :wink:
"The good life is one inspired by love and guided by knowledge." Bertrand Russell

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Re: Oxymorons

#3 Postby Griblet » February 20th, 2011, 3:18 pm

Fast food :wink:
A man without religion is like a fish without a bicycle.

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Re: Oxymorons

#4 Postby animist » February 20th, 2011, 4:19 pm

not comic ones, but Emma mentioned "coercive persuasion" in connection with brainwashing. I also love the Miltonic "servile pomp" from "Paradise Lost"

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Re: Oxymorons

#5 Postby Alan C. » February 20th, 2011, 4:38 pm

Religious education.
Abstinence Makes the Church Grow Fondlers.

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Re: Oxymorons

#6 Postby Sel » February 20th, 2011, 5:51 pm

creation science :hilarity:
"The good life is one inspired by love and guided by knowledge." Bertrand Russell

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Re: Oxymorons

#7 Postby petemster » February 20th, 2011, 7:15 pm

criminal justice

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Re: Oxymorons

#8 Postby jaywhat » February 21st, 2011, 6:14 am

friendly bankmanager

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Re: Oxymorons

#9 Postby animist » February 21st, 2011, 10:09 am

jaywhat wrote:friendly bankmanager

inspired by JW's, I'm reminded of John Betjeman's "Come Friendly Bombs" - hope noone here lives in Slough, where he was inviting the bombs to fall!

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Re: Oxymorons

#10 Postby petemster » February 21st, 2011, 11:52 am

.

Good Grief !

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Re: Oxymorons

#11 Postby animist » February 21st, 2011, 11:56 am

old boy/old girl

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Re: Oxymorons

#12 Postby petemster » February 21st, 2011, 12:47 pm

Pretty ugly

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Re: Oxymorons

#13 Postby animist » February 21st, 2011, 2:08 pm

awfully good and simply mindboggling!

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Re: Oxymorons

#14 Postby petemster » February 21st, 2011, 2:21 pm

Grateful Dead

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Re: Oxymorons

#15 Postby jamesjones950 » February 21st, 2011, 6:16 pm

industrial action
a "New Atheist" for the last 55 years

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Re: Oxymorons

#16 Postby petemster » February 21st, 2011, 7:06 pm

Original copy

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Re: Oxymorons

#17 Postby Alan C. » February 21st, 2011, 7:56 pm

Evangelical Atheist.
Abstinence Makes the Church Grow Fondlers.

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Re: Oxymorons

#18 Postby petemster » February 21st, 2011, 8:20 pm

Free Market

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Re: Oxymorons

#19 Postby animist » February 21st, 2011, 10:28 pm

tough love



I have mentioned "servile pomp" already - there is also "lowly pomp", from the hymn about Jesus's entry to Jerusalem

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Re: Oxymorons

#20 Postby jaywhat » February 22nd, 2011, 6:01 am

shameless self-advertisement (or not ?)


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