Moronic Verses

July 17, 2010 at 3:44 pm 17 comments

‘Pallavi is Speechless’, those who know me will immediately point out that this statement is a perfect example of an Oxymoron, and that exactly is my new found interest!

Oxymoron is a Greek term which can be translated literally as “sharp-witted absurdity or a short phrase that appears self-contradictory. Here are a few hilarious combinations put together by Dr D and me. 

  • Fatal attraction
  • Tears of joy
  • Harmonious discord
  • White noise
  • Small mistake
  • Comfortably numb
  • Method to madness
  • Working holiday
  • Almost done ( I use it all the time)
  • Order in chaos
  • Dry ice
  • Guns n Roses
  • Well-mannered boys  (thanks for pointing it out Sapna) 🙂

* ‘Please do’ add to the list and expand my vocab.

* Only add words/phrases that are not commonly heard off, original or simply funny!

PS: Here’s something more for your reading pleasure from my ever growing moronic collection; a dumb and a blind person were working as team for the police secret service. While the dumb man’s task was to give instructions and explain the case, the blind man’s job was to show the way!


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17 Comments Add your own

  • 1. BullsEye  |  July 17, 2010 at 3:53 pm

    Hmmm some more:
    exact estimate
    deafening silence
    open secret
    act naturally
    seriously funny
    only choice
    same difference
    clearly confused
    A logical woman (my favorite ;-))

    • 2. delhizen  |  July 17, 2010 at 3:55 pm

      another one use regularly in my conversation is ‘seriously funny’ Logical woman- Rahul, was that an attempt to evening out.. ?? 😉

      • 3. BullsEye  |  July 17, 2010 at 4:32 pm

        Actually i can come up with many more like those, but for maintaining the sanctity, i restrict myself 😉

  • 4. Prateek  |  July 17, 2010 at 3:55 pm

    Hmmmm…Oxymorons are a fun way to play around with words and be witty.

    My own creation as I have told you before is “Shout softly”. I usually use it when someone is shouting near my ear.

    But there are many oxymorons that have become cliches, like friendly fire or holy war.

    But another commonly used name but can also be called anoxymoron is, Militry Intelligence…..because of the joke that when you join the services, your brain is kept in a seperate jar as you won’t be needing it. You will only be required to follow orders.

    P.S. Sappy, you are half dead 😛

    • 5. Sapna  |  July 17, 2010 at 4:23 pm

      I have never been more glad that I said something 😀

      • 6. delhizen  |  July 17, 2010 at 4:25 pm

        PDA only for you :*

        you are a gem!

  • 7. Dr. D  |  July 17, 2010 at 3:56 pm

    here’s what you forgot from our list, 😛

    Half Dead
    Living Dead (typacal case being hollywood movied about zombies)
    Holy War
    Civil War
    Ladies Man
    Cold Fire
    Civil Disobedience
    Black Gold (what oil is called)

  • 8. Sapna  |  July 17, 2010 at 4:30 pm

    Here’s my contribution:

    Advanced BASIC
    Modern history
    Constant change
    Original copy
    Soft rock
    Unbiased opinion
    Standard deviation
    Live recording
    Pretty ugly
    True story

    Thanks for starting this Pallavi. It’s fun 🙂

    • 9. pallavi  |  July 17, 2010 at 4:52 pm

      🙂 I know!

  • 10. Sapna  |  July 17, 2010 at 4:32 pm

    BTW I have answered your tag Pal 😀

  • 11. Karan Agrawal  |  July 17, 2010 at 4:52 pm

    Does Well-mannered boys really qualify for oxymorons… It was hilarious to read the post and the comments… playing with words is engaging…

    • 12. delhizen  |  July 17, 2010 at 4:55 pm

      Karan to know how ‘well-mannered boys’ qualify as an oxymoron you have to read the previous post and comments! 🙂

    • 13. Prateek  |  July 17, 2010 at 4:57 pm

      Actually no it is not an oxymoron. But some fun at our expense won’t harm.

      • 14. Joshi Mukard  |  July 19, 2010 at 12:17 pm

        yes we let her go for now

  • 15. Mayur  |  July 17, 2010 at 5:25 pm

    Hey! White noise is a scientific term by the way… and also a title to my story. 😐

  • 16. tangyorangesour  |  July 18, 2010 at 12:03 am

    this is cool

  • 17. Jaky Astik  |  July 22, 2010 at 6:26 pm

    Believe me Pallavi, I needed a dictionary to know what an Oxymoron is. English is easily tough for me, you know.


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