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Oxymoronica

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Published by HarperCollins in New York .
Written in English


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Open LibraryOL24264148M
ISBN 109780061978333
OCLC/WorldCa526939660

'Feminist comedy,' practically an oxymoron, had a couple of good years after WWII. Chalk it up to the forced female autonomy that occurred during wartime, when Rosie the Riveter went to work in the factories, constructing the Allies' war machines while taking charge of Missing: Oxymoronica.


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Oxymoronica is an addictive little book of paradoxical sayings presented by a lover of the English language who has amassed thousands of them. Mardy Grothe coined the term "oxymoronica" to suggest not just a contradiction of terms, but a contradiction of ideas. This book is an assemblage of his collection divided into 14 chapters ranging widely in subject and author from wit and wisdom through love and sex to insults, written by Ovid through Oscar Wilde to George W.

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All areas of human activity are explored, including love, sex and romance, politics, the arts, the literary life, and, of course, marriage. Oxymoronica, n., A compilation of self-contradictory terms, phrases, or quotations; examples of oxymoronica appear illogical or nonsensical at first, but upon reflection, make a good deal of sense and are often profoundly true.

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Oxymoronica: Paradoxical Wit and Wisdom from History's Greatest Wordsmiths Mardy Grothe, Author HarperResource $ (p) ISBN More By and About This Author. Victor Hugo "To lead the people, walk behind them." Lao-tzu "You'd be surprised how much it coststo look this cheap." Dolly Parton You won't find the word "oxymoronica" in any dictionary (at least not yet) because Dr.

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Oxymoronica by Dr. Mardy Grothe is a comprehensive but concise compendium of paradoxical sense and nonsense. The book’s investigation itself is a bit of oxymoronica: it creates sense out of paradoxes and oxymorons, which seem at first to be nonsense.Oxymoronic definition, a figure of speech by which a locution produces an incongruous, seemingly self-contradictory effect, as in “cruel kindness” or “to make haste slowly.” See more.Oxymoronica Paradoxical Wit and Wisdom from History's Greatest Wordsmiths by Dr.

Mardy of course, marriage and family life. The wise and witty observations in this book are as highly entertaining as they are intellectually nourishing and are sure to grab the attention of language lovers everywhere. Language Arts Nonfiction.