Oxymorons: A collection of funny oxymorons

A friend sent me this list of oxymorons. Some are literally oxymorons and others are more a commentary on failings of companies, etc.  There are some pretty funny ones here, and a few real gems. Enjoy.

Act naturally
Found missing
Resident alien
Advanced BASIC
Genuine imitation
Airline food
Good grief
Same difference
Almost exactly
Government organization
Sanitary landfill
Alone together
Legally drunk
Silent scream
British fashion
Living dead
Small crowd
Business ethics
Soft rock
Butt head
Military intelligence
Software documentation
California culture
New classic
Sweet sorrow
“Now, then …”
Synthetic natural gas
Christian Scientists
Passive aggression
Taped live
Clearly misunderstood
Peace force
Toronto Life
Temporary tax increase
Computer jock
Plastic glasses
Terribly pleased
Computer security
Political science
Tight slacks
Definite maybe
Pretty ugly
Twelve-ounce pound cake
Diet ice cream
Rap music
Working vacation
Exact estimate
Religious tolerance
Microsoft Works
JUMBO Shrimp
Clogged Drain!
Government Organization
Alone Together
Personal Computer
Silent Scream
Living Dead
Same Difference
Taped Live
Plastic Glasses
Tight Slacks
Peace Force
Pretty Ugly
Head Butt
Working Vacation
Tax Return
Virtual Reality
Dodge Ram
Yankee Rebel
Work Party
Healthy Tan
Microsoft Works
A Fine Mess
A just war
A little big
a little pregnant
A new classic
absolutely unsure
abundant poverty
academic fraternity
Academic sorority
Accidentally on Purpose
accurate estimate
accurate horoscope
accurate rumors
accurate stereotype
acrophobic mountain climber
Act Naturally
active retirement
actual reenactment
acute apathy
acute dullness
adult children
Adult male
advanced BASIC
advanced beginner
Affirmative action
affordable housing
aging yuppie agree to disagree
Airline Food
airline schedules
all alone
All natural artificial flavor
alltogether separate
alone in a crowd
almost candid
Almost done
almost exactly
almost pregnant
Almost Ready
almost safe
almost suddenly
almost surprised
almost totally
alone together
amateur expert
among the first
Amtrak schedule
Anarchy Rules!
anonymous colleague
anticipating the unanticipated
Anti-Missile Missile
anxious patient
apathetic interest
apathetically urged
Apple tech support
approximate solution

13 thoughts on “Oxymorons: A collection of funny oxymorons”

  1. How about when people say or someone backing up a person in a truck say “Go ahead and back up”

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