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Oxymorons

Fill the blanks in these contradictory terms.
Last updated: May 05, 2013
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Oxymoron
Oversized prawn
Jumbo Shrimp
Ultraviolet lamp
Black Light
Charlie Brown saying
Good Grief
Parting is such …
Sweet Sorrow
Robert E. Lee fought in one
Civil War
Schwarzenegger movie
True Lies
Zombies
Living Dead
50/50 chance
Even Odds
Bengay competitor
IcyHot
Heavy metal band
Quiet Riot
Hint
Oxymoron
Things we know we don't know
Known Unknowns
Boxing weight class, 168-175 lbs
Light Heavyweight
Where General Custer met his end
Little Bighorn
Stereotypical Native American term for liquor
Fire Water
Musical genre also called “adult contemporary”
Soft Rock
1-800 number, for example
Toll Free
Album by Oasis
Definitely Maybe
How Jesus supposedly came to be
Virgin Birth
Teen literature
Young Adult
What piano is short for
Pianoforte
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level 20
May 30, 2013
Lol, you forgot the common "pretty ugly" oxymoron.
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level 36
May 30, 2013
Also "vacationing with the kids" and "military intelligence".
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level 27
May 30, 2013
and "old news"
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level 79
May 9, 2014
Microsoft Works :)
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level 68
Oct 27, 2015
"Down escalator"
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level 44
Jun 1, 2013
Postal service?
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level 25
May 30, 2013
I think you should accept Giant as an alternate answer for shrimp.
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level 18
May 31, 2013
But that's not what they're called.
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level 65
Jun 2, 2013
I call them giant shrimps. :/
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level 70
Oct 28, 2015
We call them King Prawns
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level 53
Mar 6, 2018
Certainly not called Jumbo Shrimps in English.
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level 39
Sep 8, 2018
Jumbo Shrimp and Prawns are of the same species, but are not interchangeable, as they are no the same.
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level 51
May 30, 2013
Great quiz. Didn't know about pianoforte. You learn something new everyday!
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level 61
Nov 11, 2016
From what I understand, pianoforte was the actual original name of the piano.
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level 39
May 30, 2013
maybe, i don't really want to know, how your garden grows, because i just want to fly! Oasis - Live Forever
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level 24
May 30, 2013
I am trying to make a quiz. How do you add a picture next to the title?
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level 49
May 30, 2013
I think quizmaster adds the pictures and tags if he decides to feature your quiz.
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level 8
Jun 4, 2013
Where is MILITARY INTELLIGENCE???????????????????
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level 66
Aug 26, 2014
At work all over the globe.
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level 43
Oct 30, 2013
Interesting quiz. Got 19 out of 20. Missed the one about piano forte. Oh well...
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level 71
Aug 19, 2014
Gandhi's "western civilisation". When asked what he thought of it, he replied that it would be a very good idea.
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level 59
Mar 30, 2015
Utah Jazz
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level 52
Oct 27, 2015
hahaha This is the most subtle oxymoron!
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level 77
Mar 5, 2018
...or New Orleans Saints!
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level 31
Mar 6, 2018
Los Angeles Lakers
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level 57
May 31, 2015
You forgot "honest politician"
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level 53
Aug 8, 2015
Fun Run.
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level 60
Oct 27, 2015
"Toll free" isn't really an oxymoron. It just means the number is free of tolls.
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level 56
Mar 5, 2018
Was looking for this. Toll free should probably be "toll-free". Two words combined to form an adjective are generally hyphenated.
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level 59
Jul 2, 2018
Yes, and jumbo shrimp obviously isn't an oxymoron either, but they're fun plays on words to call them such.
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level 64
Oct 27, 2015
agree with LadyScroop. Toll-free should preferably be hyphenated, as it is a compound adjective. Just because two juxtaposed words are opposites doesn't necessarily make it an oxymoron.
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level 63
Mar 5, 2018
That is exactly what an oxymoron is.
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level 62
Oct 27, 2015
enjoyable job
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level 73
Oct 31, 2015
You should accept "light" in addition to "soft" rock. Still an oxymoron, and just as correct.
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level 65
Apr 8, 2016
Actually, I don't think either is correct. In geology we divide the world into hard rocks (igneous and many metamorphic) and soft rocks (sedimentary). Many sed rocks are really not that hard. So while "rock" may be the epitome of hard to some (or to heavy for others), rock does not equal hard or heavy.
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level 75
Dec 4, 2015
Civil war always makes me think of that Horrible Histories sketch that goes something like "Why is it called civil?" "May I kill you, please?" "Sure!"
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level 24
Dec 19, 2015
I'm 13, I knew the 2 most obvious and then the least obvious. o-o
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level 53
Mar 6, 2018
I'm not 13. Oh and neither are you!
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level 75
Dec 23, 2015
RCD Espanyol de Barcelona.
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level 55
Feb 22, 2016
Anyone else try 'Pussy Riot'? No? Just me then.
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level 32
Mar 31, 2016
Only 58% of people got Jumbo Shrimp???
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level 66
Nov 11, 2016
The rest ordered the Roast.
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level 50
May 21, 2017
Because in Ireland and uk (perhaps more places?) they are "king prawns"
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level 32
Apr 30, 2016
I am listening to Quiet Riot right now on there Bang You're Head (Metal Health) song!!!
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level 40
May 22, 2016
Honest politician?
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level 56
Jul 10, 2017
What's Bengay and IcyHot?
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level 43
Jul 10, 2017
They treat muscle and joint pain.
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level 59
Jul 2, 2018
An experiment in college and a trip to the campus clinic.
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level 40
Feb 26, 2018
My favorite: something you might see at a funeral --> a real live dead person!
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level 56
Mar 5, 2018
I got 15, but it says I got 16!? Not complaining, just odd
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level 56
Mar 5, 2018
PS sorry should have said: great quiz, thanks.
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level 67
Mar 5, 2018
Only 57% for Charlie Brown.....good grief!
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level 52
Mar 5, 2018
I used to know an Irish fellow who worked for the Irish Embassy in London. I used to ask him if if was a spy, and he used to say that "Irish intelligence is a an oxymoron". To be clear, he said that, not me.
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level 71
Mar 5, 2018
Given some of the comments on this site (50% from me!), "American English"?
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level 55
Mar 5, 2018
"progressive"
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level 42
Jul 2, 2018
Toll-free should be hyphenated, and isn't an oxymoron as it means "free from tolls". I think people are confused on the shrimp, with prawns they're "giant prawns"....same thing but what they call them in Australia and other places (never mind the ad campaign, we don't throw shrimps on the barbie, definitely prawns).
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level 43
Jul 2, 2018
It's not the meaning of toll free that's oxymoronic, it's the literate spelling. Toll is basically the opposite of free, henceforth, the oxymoron.
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