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 Post subject: Oxymorons Phase II
PostPosted: Mon May 15, 2006 10:49 pm 
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I've noticed that the media is full of oxymorons.

A couple of examples that come to mind are...

"The soldier died as a result of FRIENDLY FIRE."

"The woman was savagly raped." What? the idea of rape isn't savage enough? Is there such a thing as being tenderly raped?

"Freedom Fighter" =one who fights freedom??
Why not Oppression Fighter instead?

My personal pet peeve...."I'll have to make a trip to the ATM machine
ATM stands for Automatic Teller Machine"....so an ATM machine must be a machine that makes ATM's, right?? :lol:

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 Post subject: oxymorons
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Oh, then you don't like it when someone says "What is your PIN number?", either, do you? :D


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Or a PCR reaction (which stands for Polymerase Chain Reaction)...

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Yeah, that PCR one REALLY bugs me when I hear it in casual conversation.


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Muffinmama wrote:
Yeah, that PCR one REALLY bugs me when I hear it in casual conversation.


When you are in a Lab... :roll:

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 Post subject: oxymorons
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Just kidding Mr. Genie.
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How about "military intelligence"?


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When you are in a Lab... :roll:


Or on the Web:

http://www.sigmaaldrich.com/Area_of_Interest/Life_Science/Molecular_Biology/PCR/Product_Lines/PCR_Reaction_Components.html

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 Post subject: Re: oxymorons
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Muffinmama wrote:
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How about "military intelligence"?


That is a contradiction, not a redundancy...:mrgreen:

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well, the topic here is oxymorons, I think. :)


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oxymoron n., a figure of speech by which a locution produces an effect by a seeming self-contradiction.

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the department of Redundancy department.

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Is it oxymoronic to substitute the term actor for actress??

What are your opinions on the weird practice Hollywood has adopted ??

Now a female preformer ( formerly known as actress)has become an actor).

Yet at award shows they still have awards for best actress/supporting actress

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What is the difference between a Hoe and an Bitch ass Hoe?

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Huck_Phlem wrote:
What is the difference between a Hoe and an Bitch ass Hoe?

All depends on whether you're just plain weeding a furrow or doing it with style.

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Mr. Green Genes Realist


calvin2hikers elaboration (i.e. it is so hard to find one of his posts with more than 2 lines...)

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Nothing wrong with a person who sucks sinks, cons ice or reads Brer Vitty stories...

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Mr_Green_Genes wrote:
I know I'm in way over my head here and far too inexperienced to understand this but "Quantitative PCR" still sounds very strange to me and very hard to imagine. Once you get the amplification (Like blowing up a tiny picture, say, a photo on a piece of microfilm so you can see it.) how can you count anything?

http://www.sigmaaldrich.com/Area_of_Interest/Life_Science/Molecular_Biology/PCR/Product_Lines/Quantitative_PCR.html

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Muffinmama wrote:
Yeah, that PCR one REALLY bugs me when I hear it in casual conversation.
Yeah, it gets really tiring to hear all those folks in sports bars chatter on and on about "PCR" throughout TV commercial breaks in the game and I really get pissed off hearing them still go on about that shit even during the game itself. It's just plain rude!

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Well, you know Batty, if you like X-Files, you can see Scully going about "Where are my PCRs?" (good it isn't " my PCR reactions...). I don't know but I bet lots of common investigation tv series today must fire that all the time too (CSI, etc)... I just thought that the suggestible Zappa fan should be well informed...ARF!

Ladies and gentlemen, The PCR:

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Mr_Green_Genes wrote:
Well, you know Batty, if you like X-Files, you can see Scully going about "Where are my PCRs?" (good it isn't " my PCR reactions...). I don't know but I bet lots of common investigation tv series today must fire that all the time too (CSI, etc)... I just thought that the suggestible Zappa fan should be well informed...ARF!

Ladies and gentlemen, The PCR:

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And right you are, Mr Green Genes! I just wanted on a few occasions to do a stop-action just to see if one of the blot pages they held up was a fake but there's no way to know that since you never know the real origin of it or what was being looked for so they can show you just about any real blot and the bands on it can mean anything they want you to believe it does.

(Nice graphic there of base pairs "Adenine, Thymine, Guanine, Cytosine" doing their "mating dance", Mr. G_G ! :mrgreen: )

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Not an actual oxymoron but this comes very close:

About two years ago a middle-aged woman on her cell phone in one of the several "big wholesale club" stores (Where nothing is priced wholesale but it brings in the many.) I overheard to say, over all the other loud voices, "Uhhh, yuh, you said you wanted me to pick you up three pairs of blue jeans if they were under $40 and these are all $34.95, but what color blue jeans are you looking for? They've got about four, maybe five different colors of blue jeans here. A few like a burnt orange, some brownish, and there's a dark red-ish and, ummm....."

Maybe I'm strange for thinking what she said was strange but I got a laugh out of it.

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