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    Re: Oxymorons/los oximoron

    unbiased reporting

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    Re: Oxymorons/los oximoron

    This is not a real oxymoron. It is very subjective. Some reporting may well be unbiased, and a lot of it is, whereas snow cannot be black in natural environment, unless close to a factory.

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    Re: Oxymorons/los oximoron

    Hello everybody

    Two oxymorons I like very much: "silenzio eloquente" and "ghiaccio bollente" ("eloquent silence" and "hot ice")

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    Re: Oxymorons/los oximoron

    Quote Originally Posted by Ben Jamin View Post
    Works fine if you can believe in possibility of time travelling.
    Time travelling does not exist. Unless you are a subatomic particle yourself. And you can only more forwards in time, never backwards.
    Last edited by uchi.m; 28th December 2011 at 11:46 PM.

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    Re: Oxymorons/los oximoron

    Quote Originally Posted by Ben Jamin View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by uchi.m
    Is never say never a logical contradiction for you, Mr. Ben Jamin?
    No, it is not. Is it for you?
    Yes, it is.

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    Re: Oxymorons/los oximoron

    Countably infinite
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    Re: Oxymorons/los oximoron

    Живой труп (living corpse). The living corpse is a play by Leo Tolstoy. Now this expression means a scum (a man) but it is rarely used as far as I can see.
    Дай досмотреть, как умирает день. Как его сердце в океане тонет... (Дельфин, Sunset)

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    Re: Oxymorons/los oximoron

    Quote Originally Posted by uchi.m View Post
    Yes, it is.
    Could you explain why?

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    Re: Oxymorons/los oximoron

    Quote Originally Posted by uchi.m View Post
    Countably infinite
    C'est vraiment faux!

    "Countably infinite" does not contain a contradiction and therefore is not an oxymoron; but "countably finite" is. Countability of a set means that one can establish an one-to-one correspondance between elements of the set and natural numbers. The set of natural numbers is infinite, therefore a finite set cannot be countable.

    By the way, to me, "artificial life" is not an oxymoron either.

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    Re: Oxymorons/los oximoron

    The usual definition of countable in mathematics is "that can be placed in a one-to-one correspondence with a subset of the natural numbers". In this sense, both finite and infinite sets can be countable.

    But outside of mathematics countable means "that can be counted, one at a time, until finished". In this sense, "countably infinite" is an oxymoron.

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    Re: Oxymorons/los oximoron

    Well, OK... I have read in my student textbook another thing... But of course, working as a mainframe systems programmer, you should know better!
    Last edited by Explorer41; 13th January 2012 at 1:44 PM.

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    Re: Oxymorons/los oximoron

    Right-wing reforms.

    Reforms are supposed to be changes for the better, but anything the right wing comes up with amount to changes for the worse.
    Last edited by catlady60; 17th March 2012 at 9:20 PM. Reason: added explanation
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    Re: Oxymorons/los oximoron

    Quote Originally Posted by catlady60 View Post
    Right-wing reforms.

    Reforms are supposed to be changes for the better, but anything the right wing comes up with amount to changes for the worse.
    If this is oxymoron then anything can be oxymoron, based on a person's own idiosyncrasy. I propose "good butter" to match your oxymoron.

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    Re: Oxymorons/los oximoron

    There are poetic oxymorons and just regular oxymorons. There is more freedom in devising poetic oxymorons. If somebody is writing a book about a place which produces only bad butter, even good butter could be a poetic oxymoron in a particular context.Some of the oxymorons mentioned in this thread to dot qualify for to be categorized as oxymorons: they are more of poetic oxymorons.

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    Re: Oxymorons/los oximoron

    "Good morning."
    Reunite Gondwanaland!

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    Re: Oxymorons/los oximoron

    Quote Originally Posted by RM1(SS) View Post
    "Good morning."
    ,
    ( particularly it today's snowstorm)
    Saludos.

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    Re: Oxymorons/los oximoron

    Me he leído el hilo enterito!! Aquí van algunos, aunque bueno, no se si pasarán el control de calidad:
    Accidente provocado
    oídos sordos
    emoción contenida
    peso pluma
    la cuadratura del círculo

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    Quote Originally Posted by Omada View Post
    Me he leído el hilo enterito!! Aquí van algunos, aunque bueno, no se si pasarán el control de calidad:
    Accidente provocado
    oídos sordos
    emoción contenida
    peso pluma
    la cuadratura del círculo
    Accidente provocado: la palabra accidente tiene dos sentidos: lo que ocurre par azar y un desastre. Cuando se habla del Accidente provocado se significa "una crimen que parece ser un accidente (sin un culpable)"
    no es un oximoron vero, solo aparente

    emoción contenida: es una emoción que queda dentro de la alma de una persona, no se manifesta con ningun acción violente
    no es un oximoron vero, solo aparente

    peso pluma: un peso muy pequeño
    no es un oximoron vero, solo aparente

    la cuadratura del círculo: se trata de una tarea matematica de hallar un cuadro con la misma área que un circulo, con los metodos solamente geometricos
    no es un oximoron, absolutamente, es un malentendido

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    Re: Oxymorons/los oximoron

    Quote Originally Posted by Ben Jamin View Post
    Accidente provocado: la palabra accidente tiene dos sentidos: lo que ocurre par azar y un desastre. Cuando se habla del Accidente provocado se significa "una crimen que parece ser un accidente (sin un culpable)"
    no es un oximoron vero, solo aparente

    emoción contenida: es una emoción que queda dentro de la alma de una persona, no se manifesta con ningun acción violente
    no es un oximoron vero, solo aparente

    peso pluma: un peso muy pequeño
    no es un oximoron vero, solo aparente

    la cuadratura del círculo: se trata de una tarea matematica de hallar un cuadro con la misma área que un circulo, con los metodos solamente geometricos
    no es un oximoron, absolutamente, es un malentendido
    Umm... no estoy de acuerdo, a tus explicaciones les falta subjetividad y yo entiendo que precisamente el oxímoron surge de la necesidad de expresar algo subjetivo. Objetivamente las cosas o son una cosa o son la contraria, pero no las dos a la vez.

    Accidente provocado es un oxímoron entendiendo precisamente que accidental implica que ocurre de forma casual, sin que intervenga la voluntad de nadie, y provocado justo lo contrario, que ha habido voluntad. Por eso cuando se dice "ha sido un accidente provocado" (que lo que parecía un accidente en realidad no lo es porque alguien -que sí se puede saber quién es- así lo ha querido) se están usando dos términos con significados opuestos. SI es accidental no es provocado y si es provocado no es accidental.

    Una emoción contenida es como una explosión que no llega a explotar. La emoción contenida quizás no sea un oxímoron auténtico, pero la expresión sí, porque emoción y contención sí son opuestos (asistió al espectáculo mostrando emoción - asistió al espectáculo mostrando contención)

    Con peso pluma pasa lo mismo. Está claro que lo que significa es un peso muy pequeño, pero por eso se usa la palabra "pluma" como símbolo de lo que no pesa, frente a "peso", que sí pesa.

    Y la "cuadratura del círculo" a parte de la geometría, es una expresión que se usa precisamente para expresar la imposibilidad de algo precisamente por considerarse subjetivamente (no geométricamente) que el cuadrado y el círculo son conceptos contrapuestos.

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    Re: Oxymorons/los oximoron

    "Oídos sordos" no es un oxímoron.
    Infelizmente .
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