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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 28
May 30, 2013
and "old news"
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level 79
May 9, 2014
Microsoft Works :)
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level 67
Oct 27, 2015
"Down escalator"
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level 28
May 31, 2013
You're pretty ugly!
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level 20
Jun 1, 2013
Gee thanks for the compliment...
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level 57
May 16, 2015
The "Mean Compliment!" ... hahaha... no? ok. Ill stop
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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 63
Jun 2, 2013
I call them giant shrimps. :/
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level 33
Jun 4, 2013
@Zefyrinus It doesn't matter what you call them, that's not what they are called.
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level 69
Oct 28, 2015
We call them King Prawns
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level 52
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 61
Nov 11, 2016
Correct. It means "quiet loud" in Italian, so named because you can vary the volume, unlike the earlier harpsichord, which has a constant volume. It all has to do with the mechanism that strikes the strings.
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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 56
May 31, 2013
Okay, I'm sorry but I am not so sure about Virgin and Birth being contradictory.
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level 64
May 31, 2013
While there is asexual reproduction (some worms, snails) the term virgin does not apply.
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level 25
Jan 20, 2014
Lets see you try it then
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level 73
Mar 5, 2018
While I understand what the author meant, I think donna may have a point. A closer oxymoron would be something like... a slutty virgin... or... even pregnant virgin would be closer. but whatever.
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level 44
Mar 5, 2018
usually its impossible for virgins to give birth. Making them contradictory
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level 73
Jul 2, 2018
Artificial insemination and getting knocked up by invisible sky men are both work arounds. Also, not being a virgin doesn't mean that you are going to have babies. It's really not a contradiction of terms. But like I said above, whatever.
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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 56
Oct 27, 2015
LMAO.
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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 70
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 39
Aug 26, 2014
you forgot mature student!
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level 14
Dec 3, 2016
i dont get it
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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 76
Mar 5, 2018
...or New Orleans Saints!
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level 30
Mar 6, 2018
Los Angeles Lakers
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level 57
May 31, 2015
You forgot "honest politician"
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level 56
Oct 27, 2015
Word.
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level 14
Dec 3, 2016
lol
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level 53
Aug 8, 2015
Fun Run.
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level 59
Oct 27, 2015
"Toll free" isn't really an oxymoron. It just means the number is free of tolls.
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level 54
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 56
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 62
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 63
Oct 27, 2015
enjoyable job
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level 36
Oct 27, 2015
i missed a few, but i got Pianoforte. Piano in italian means soft and forte means loud. you'll see it on sheet music
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level 70
Oct 31, 2015
You should accept "light" in addition to "soft" rock. Still an oxymoron, and just as correct.
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level 63
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 74
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 52
Mar 6, 2018
I'm not 13. Oh and neither are you!
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level 74
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 17
Feb 22, 2016
Yup! First thing I wrote! :o)
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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 14
Dec 3, 2016
lol i get it
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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 43
Nov 2, 2016
Hey don't be dissing our military!
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level 56
Jul 2, 2018
That's opening a fruitless can of worms.
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level 14
Dec 3, 2016
100%! Also, you forgot honest politician, pretty ugly, down escalator, and old news.
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level 52
Mar 6, 2018
Escalator is a moving stairway isn't it? Trade name based on 'escalade' - something to with ladders. Now elevate and elevator definitely seem to opposed to down.
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level 56
Jul 10, 2017
What's Bengay and IcyHot?
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level 41
Jul 10, 2017
They treat muscle and joint pain.
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level 56
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 55
Mar 5, 2018
I got 15, but it says I got 16!? Not complaining, just odd
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level 55
Mar 5, 2018
PS sorry should have said: great quiz, thanks.
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level 66
Mar 5, 2018
Only 57% for Charlie Brown.....good grief!
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level 51
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 70
Mar 5, 2018
Given some of the comments on this site (50% from me!), "American English"?
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level 52
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 36
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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