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  1. Mohammad Azam Khan
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  2. ProducerGert Scholtz

    Gert Scholtz

    08/09/2016
    The Oxy of Moron
    The Oxy of MoronI sat in class staring out the window. Grammar bored me. As for English language rules – to me you just listen and read and pick it up that way. My rebellious reverie was broken when I heard the last part of the teacher’s sentence “…and that was...
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    Joanna Hofman
    15/09/2016 #25 Joanna Hofman
    A great read ---
    Neil Smith
    15/09/2016 #24 Neil Smith
    Nice article @Gert Scholtz. It is always fun to read pieces by people who enjoy playing and having fun with language.
    Gert Scholtz
    10/09/2016 #23 Gert Scholtz
    @CityVP Manjit @Mohammad Azam Khan @Lisa Gallagher @Dean Owen @David Grinberg @Ben Pinto Thank you for sharing the post. In the vein of oxymoron - I am terribly pleased that you read it!
    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    09/09/2016 #22 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    #20 Lol thankee @Gert Scholtz! Hey I thought you ran on horsepower ;)
    Gert Scholtz
    09/09/2016 #21 Gert Scholtz
    #12 @Dean Owen I think one discovers them when you are intensely relaxed and scattering in focus. Thanks Dean-san for commenting and reading. Always good to see you commenting.
    Gert Scholtz
    09/09/2016 #20 Gert Scholtz
    #18 @Praveen Raj Gullepalli And here is Groucho: "The secret of life is honesty and fair dealing. If you can fake that, you've got it made." I hope the reference to Ox is to my strength and not anything else :) Thanks Praveen for your enthusiasm!
    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    09/09/2016 #19 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    #9 That momentary suspension of belief dear @Charles David Upchurch...is supposed to be a Zen moment by many Zen practitioners...opening the gates of new perception ;) confounding and suspending all thought and belief for a split second there...and for a student prepared enough it is said to open floodgates to new perception. So we Ox Gert to keep the Morons comin! :)
    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    09/09/2016 #18 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    LOL @Gert Scholtz! Away from grammar, one is on dangerously safe ground! ;) (Confession: My wife is much better at grammar than me! I forgot to remember everything i didn't read somewhere back there!) Yes oh yes, lotsa chuckles there, you betcha. Esp with: Polish writer Stanislaw Lee: “Even his ignorance is encyclopedic”....Everett Dirksen: “I am a man of unbending principles; the first is to be flexible at all times”. Now where did Groucho go? :)
    Mohammad Azam Khan
    09/09/2016 #17 Mohammad Azam Khan
    What other wonders shall the day unfold! That was a grand definition on your exam that failed. Thank-you @Gert Scholtz. Unleashed quite a vibrant waggle from the bees.
    Ben Pinto
    09/09/2016 #16 Ben Pinto
    I will share to hives; LOL and Quotes. Lots of fun to read and play around with - thanks.
    Lauren Juzl
    09/09/2016 #15 Lauren Juzl
    Thank you for this article @Gert Scholtz having just finished my literature degree I can say that I was just as obsessed with oxymorons, it was unusual for me to leave an exam without squeezing in something about the oxymorons, or at a stretch oxymoronic imagery, within the text I was studying, glad to know I'm not the only one.
    Ken Boddie
    09/09/2016 #14 Ken Boddie
    Very entertaining, Gert! I must make a point in future of emphasising the sharper side of my dullness.
    Lisa Gallagher
    09/09/2016 #13 Lisa Gallagher
    I never thought it possible to enjoy reading about the term oxymoron, I not only enjoyed this @Gert Scholtz, but chuckled too!
    Dean Owen
    09/09/2016 #12 Dean Owen
    What a treasure of an article! Gert Schultz-san, do you often unwittingly produce an oxymoron during speech? I can't recall that I ever have. Is it with intent that people create them or typically discover them upon reflection?
    Gert Scholtz
    09/09/2016 #11 Gert Scholtz
    #5 @Aurorasa Sima Just love your example of the German poster! Thanks Aurorasa.
    Gert Scholtz
    09/09/2016 #10 Gert Scholtz
    #9 @Charles David Upchurch The quotes and the history of the word comes with reference to the book. Thank you for reading and for enriching the buzz with your comments David.
    Charles David Upchurch
    09/09/2016 #9 Charles David Upchurch
    Very interesting trivia. That was my attempt at an oxymoron. Seriously, an interesting article. I don't know if it was on purpose or by accident, but you stumbled into something very deep with this sentence: "It momentarily suspends belief and suddenly illuminates a new truth." Initially I thought to 'correct' that by suggesting the cliched 'suspension of disbelief' (as in an audience reading a book or watching a movie or a live performance of a story), then I realized that "suspension of belief" (not disbelief) is not only more profound, it may be the key to science, art, and world peace. Very cool.

    One question...what parts of this were sourced from "Dr M Grothe. Oxymoronica. Harper Collins. Glasgow. 2008"? Thanks for mentioning that source, by the way.
    David Navarro López
    09/09/2016 #8 Anonymous
    What a wonderful buzz @Gert Scholtz I like the "spicy" part of oxymorons, the irony involved. My favorite is "Military Intelligence"
    Gerald Hecht
    09/09/2016 #7 Gerald Hecht
    #5 @Aurorasa Sima 🎯
    David Grinberg
    09/09/2016 #6 David Grinberg
    Very interesting @Gert Scholtz. I must tag @Susan Rooks "The Grammar Goddess" for anything she may have to add. Nice buzz!
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