Total Posts:8|Showing Posts:1-8
Jump to topic:

Oxymorons

VelCrow
Posts: 1,273
Add as Friend
Challenge to a Debate
Send a Message
10/17/2014 10:18:46 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
I personally find oxymorons hilarious. Do share if you know any :)

Pretty ugly
"Ah....So when god "Taught you" online, did he have a user name like "Darthmaulrules1337", and did he talk in all caps?" ~ Axonly

http://www.debate.org...
apb4y
Posts: 480
Add as Friend
Challenge to a Debate
Send a Message
10/17/2014 4:17:44 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 10/17/2014 10:18:46 AM, VelCrow wrote:
I personally find oxymorons hilarious. Do share if you know any :)

Pretty ugly

"Pretty ugly" is not an oxymoron. "Pretty" is used to mean "very", not "beautiful".

My favourite oxymoron is "women's rights".
VelCrow
Posts: 1,273
Add as Friend
Challenge to a Debate
Send a Message
10/18/2014 1:58:24 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 10/17/2014 4:17:44 PM, apb4y wrote:
At 10/17/2014 10:18:46 AM, VelCrow wrote:
I personally find oxymorons hilarious. Do share if you know any :)

Pretty ugly

"Pretty ugly" is not an oxymoron. "Pretty" is used to mean "very", not "beautiful".

So when what does it mean when you tell a girl she's pretty?

My favourite oxymoron is "women's rights".

Thats kinda offensive.. Im a feminist =.=
"Ah....So when god "Taught you" online, did he have a user name like "Darthmaulrules1337", and did he talk in all caps?" ~ Axonly

http://www.debate.org...
Daltonian
Posts: 4,797
Add as Friend
Challenge to a Debate
Send a Message
10/18/2014 2:03:43 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 10/17/2014 4:17:44 PM, apb4y wrote:
At 10/17/2014 10:18:46 AM, VelCrow wrote:
I personally find oxymorons hilarious. Do share if you know any :)

Pretty ugly

"Pretty ugly" is not an oxymoron. "Pretty" is used to mean "very", not "beautiful".
The adjective form meaning "very" is actually derivative of the descriptive form meaning "beautiful". Just like "fine" as an adjective describing "good" or "ok" is derivative of the sense describing "attractive" or "of high standard".
My favourite oxymoron is "women's rights".
F _ C K
All I need is "u", baby
apb4y
Posts: 480
Add as Friend
Challenge to a Debate
Send a Message
10/19/2014 1:43:26 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 10/18/2014 1:58:24 AM, VelCrow wrote:
At 10/17/2014 4:17:44 PM, apb4y wrote:
At 10/17/2014 10:18:46 AM, VelCrow wrote:
I personally find oxymorons hilarious. Do share if you know any :)

Pretty ugly

"Pretty ugly" is not an oxymoron. "Pretty" is used to mean "very", not "beautiful".

So when what does it mean when you tell a girl she's pretty?

Obviously, "pretty" means "beautiful" when used by itself to describe the appearance of someone/-thing. However, if I say "that coke bottle is pretty big", I am not saying "that coke bottle is aesthetically pleasing big". I am saying that it is very big.

My favourite oxymoron is "women's rights".

Thats kinda offensive.. Im a feminist =.=

Offense is taken, not given. I make no apologies for how you choose to respond to my jokes.
VelCrow
Posts: 1,273
Add as Friend
Challenge to a Debate
Send a Message
10/19/2014 5:07:38 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 10/19/2014 1:43:26 AM, apb4y wrote:
At 10/18/2014 1:58:24 AM, VelCrow wrote:
At 10/17/2014 4:17:44 PM, apb4y wrote:
At 10/17/2014 10:18:46 AM, VelCrow wrote:
I personally find oxymorons hilarious. Do share if you know any :)

Pretty ugly

"Pretty ugly" is not an oxymoron. "Pretty" is used to mean "very", not "beautiful".

So when what does it mean when you tell a girl she's pretty?

Obviously, "pretty" means "beautiful" when used by itself to describe the appearance of someone/-thing. However, if I say "that coke bottle is pretty big", I am not saying "that coke bottle is aesthetically pleasing big". I am saying that it is very big.

I know what it means. Oxymorons mainly come from words that have multiple meanings.

Eg. Mobile stationary shop.
In this context its obvious that the word stationary is used to describe writing materials and such. However taken alone, stationary can also mean not moving. Thus mobile (moving) stationary (not moving) shop is an oxymoron.

My favourite oxymoron is "women's rights".

Thats kinda offensive.. Im a feminist =.=

Offense is taken, not given. I make no apologies for how you choose to respond to my jokes.

I'm just saying that it sounds offensive since using it as an oxymoron implies that women should not have rights. If I'm wrong I apologize. Do correct me.
"Ah....So when god "Taught you" online, did he have a user name like "Darthmaulrules1337", and did he talk in all caps?" ~ Axonly

http://www.debate.org...