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An oxymoron is a figure of speech that combines incongruous or contradictory terms. Oxymora appear in a variety of contexts, including inadvertent errors such as ground pilot and literary oxymorons crafted to reveal a paradox. The most common form of oxymoron involves an adjective-noun combination of two words. As with many other literary and rhetorical devices, oxymorons are used for a variety of purposes. Sometimes they are used to create some sort of drama for the reader or listener, and sometimes they are used to make the person stop and think, whether it's to laugh or to ponder.

One famous oxymoron is the phrase "the same difference." This phrase qualifies as an oxymoron because the words "same" and "difference" have completely opposite meanings. Therefore, bringing them together into one phrase produces a verbally puzzling, yet engaging, effect. Other common oxymora are phrases such as, "the living dead," "act naturally," and "definitely maybe." Oxymorons are used in conversations either by mistake or deliberately in jest or fun. hey add a specific flavor to a sentence or phrase, making it more attractive to the reader.
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What is a oxymoron?
In rhetoric, a figure consisting in adding to a word an epithet or qualification apparently contradictory; in general, close connection of two words seemingly opposed to each other (as, cruel kindness; to make haste slowly); an expression made epigrammatic or pointed by seeming self-contradictory.
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"Wow consumer protection! Isn't that an oxymoron?"