Good Monday morning, everybody!
How’s that for a segue?
The Merriam-Webster online dictionary defines oxymoron as “a combination of contradictory or incongruous words (as cruel kindness); broadly : something (as a concept) that is made up of contradictory or incongruous elements.” The most common form of oxymoron involves an adjective-noun combination of two words.
Some examples are:
Interestingly enough, people often confuse “redundant” with “oxymoron,” when in fact they are the exact opposite of each other. “Redundant” means characterized by or containing an excess; specifically; using more words than necessary. But as I mentioned above, “oxymoron” means two words that have completely opposite meanings.
Examples of redundancy:
I love the word “oxymoron” probably because it has the word “moron” in it, although nothing about the word “oxymoron” has anything to do with moronic behavior, or being stupid. It’s just a great word and fascinates me.
Short post today, little definition lesson. I have a very busy week ahead as I search for a replacement for the HR Assistant that quit last week. I’m actually planning on bumping up that position and making it an HR Coordinator position, which will be someone that has a higher level of HR experience and will be able to take over for me in my absence. I’ll be able to pass along some of my more complex HR projects. That will help me a lot. Meanwhile, I am really overloaded with work as I search for this position. Wish me luck!
Hope everyone has a great week!
Ta ta for now!