Oxymorons are words that contain contradictory ideas, like “bittersweet” and “instant classic.” It seems we are living in contradictory times. The little article quoted below contains some awfully great (did you catch that?) oxymorons for your consideration and enjoyment. What’s your favorite?
John Atkinson, from “At the Oxymoron Museum,”
Time, July 31, 2017, p. 26
I think the best (and saddest) is “civil war.”