Citations with the tag: OXYMORON
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- Silliest health promotion oxymorons.
// Ardell Wellness Report; Fall95, Issue 40, p4
Shares favorite samples of oxymorons. Don Powell's `preventive mental health'; Opinion on affirmative action/equal opportunity employer; Contribution about `wellness care'.
// Emergency Librarian; Nov/Dec91, Vol. 19 Issue 2, p71
Focuses on the word oxymoron. Definition of oxymoron; List of examples for the figure of speech; Emergency Librarian's contest on oxymoron; Other information.
- BACK TALK.
// Machine Design; 2/18/2010, Vol. 82 Issue 3, p71
An excerpt from the website www.drblank.com/cojokes is presented.
- THE OXYMETAPHOR--Paradoxical Superstar.
Gozzi, Jr., Raymond // ETC: A Review of General Semantics; Summer99, Vol. 56 Issue 2, p211
Provides information on oxymetaphor, a combination of metaphor and oxymoron. Definitions; Explanation on several examples of oxymetaphors.
- Morons and oxymorons.
Popham, Ron E. // Louisville Magazine; Mar95, Vol. 46 Issue 3, p64
Relates author's experiences with and insights on various words and oxymorons. Includes `sob sisters'; `Bleeding hearts'; `Egghead'; `Nigger lover.'
- A cow is a female bovine; a bull is a male cow; is that like a bum steer?
Wood, Alden // Communication World; Oct/Nov2002, Vol. 19 Issue 6, p26
Focuses on the usage of oxymoron in different ways noticed by Wilma Mathews of the International Association of Business Communicators. Suggested word for a heading published in the August 2002 issue of the book 'Bottom Line/Tomorrow' by Mathews; Suggestion for actual meaning of word 'double...
- Good Grief!
Rafenstein, Mark // Writing; Feb/Mar2000, Vol. 22 Issue 5, p24
Offers a look at oxymorons and on the prevalence of their use in every day language. Examples of oxymorons; How to incorporate oxymorons into personal writing.
- Top 20 Oxymorons.
Rafenstein, Mark // Creative Kids; Winter2005/2006, Vol. 24 Issue 2, p5
A chart is presented that lists Top 20 Oxymorons including Government Organization, Personal Computer and Virtual Reality.
- LIGHT RAY'S.
SMULLYAN, RAYMOND // Word Ways: The Journal of Recreational Linguistics; Aug2010, Vol. 43 Issue 3, p171
A glossary of several terms such as theology, deist and oxymoron is presented.
- NOTES & ASIDES.
SMULLYAN, RAYMOND // National Review; 10/18/1985, Vol. 37 Issue 20, p21
Comments on issues discussed in some correspondence between the editor of "National Review" and some readers. Behavior of Dutch Catholics during the Pope's visit to the Low Countries; Contest on oxymorons; Attractions in Honduras.
- The great EL oxymoron contest.
SMULLYAN, RAYMOND // Emergency Librarian; Mar/Apr92, Vol. 19 Issue 4, p73
Presents a list of better oxymorons received in the great Emergency Librarian (EL) contest. Winner of the contest.
- TELEVISION AS A DEEP METAPHOR IN DECONSTRUCTION.
Gozzi Jr., Raymond // ETC: A Review of General Semantics; Summer2001, Vol. 58 Issue 2, p211
Focuses on the metaphor in deconstruction which is reflected in television. Information on oxymetaphor; Definition of oxymoron and metaphor; Industries which are devoted to the indeterminacy of meaning; Description of deconstruction.
- Forecasts: Fiction.
Steinberg, S. // Publishers Weekly; 9/21/1990, Vol. 237 Issue 38, p66
Reviews the novel `The Chinese Oxymoron,` by Veronica S. Pierce.
- THE DE-THUNDERED TEXTMAN: A NOTE ON BENJAMIN TOMPSON'S EPITAPH FOR HIS FATHER.
Steinberg, S. // Early American Literature; Mar1988, Vol. 23 Issue 1, p82
Focuses on the epitaph of Benjamin Tompson for his father. Relevance of epitaph in oxymoron; Impact of epitaph on Puritan poetry; Correlation between literal and symbolic interpretations.
- Survival russian.
Ivanov, Mikhail // Russian Life; Nov2002, Vol. 45 Issue 6, p28
Features a list of oxymorons existent in Russian languages. Number of oxymorons which have parallel in American oxymorons; Classic and literary oxymorons of Russia; Dependence of some oxymorons on political perspectives.
- MARK RITSON: Know when to shut the door on a customer.
Ivanov, Mikhail // Marketing Week (Online Edition); 8/25/2011, p50
The article offers information on the concept of managing sales and marketing. It informs that the concept of managing both sales and marketing in one position is certainly stupid and probably oxymoronic. Targeting means sales want and sales don't want because in the long run the don't want will...
Ivanov, Mikhail // Insurance Advocate; 10/15/2012, Vol. 123 Issue 17, p4
A letter to the editor is presented is response to the article "Domestic Excess Line Carrie: An Oxymoron," by Peter Bickford in the September 10, 2012 issue.
- The best and worst of times.
Ivanov, Mikhail // Writing; Feb/Mar2000 Teacher's Edition, Vol. 22 Issue 5, p5
Presents an activity for writers on the use of oxymorons. Definition of oxymorons; Use of oxymorons in the book `A Tale of Two Cities,' by Charles Dickens; Sample activity for writers.
- JUMBO SHRIMP and Other OXYMORONS.
Ivanov, Mikhail // World Almanac for Kids; 2000, p108
Something jumbo is very large. A shrimp is very small. So what's a jumbo shrimp? It's an oxymoron, a pair of words that seem to contradict each other, or just look silly together. Here are some oxymorons you may come across.
- BITTERSWEET and Other Oxymorons.
Ivanov, Mikhail // World Almanac for Kids; 2001, p105
This article provides information on oxymorons, with a list of examples. A time that is bitter is sad, A time that is sweet is usually happy. So how can an occasion be described as bittersweet? It's an oxymoron, a pair of words that seem to contradict each other, or just look silly together....
- Rhetorical Abusage: Oxymorons and Pleonasms.
Boston, Bruce O. // Vocabula Review; Apr2003, Vol. 5 Issue 4, p1
The article discusses the tendencies for rhetorical abuse in the use of the figurative language oxymoron and pleonasm. It provides an overview on their definition and usage and cites several noted individuals who have used the figurative language in their communication. Further, it discusses the...
- Miscellaneous Meanderings.
Kreyche, Gerald F. // USA Today Magazine; Nov2006, Vol. 135 Issue 2738, p82
The article highlights humorous responses to clever remarks with a witticism of their own. It highlights a good response of a boss to a worker who complains. A person can tell an individual who fails to get his point that it is understandable that to the blind, all things are sudden. Other...
- Wordy Tricks and Tricky Words.
Kreyche, Gerald F. // Read; 3/30/2007, Vol. 56 Issue 15, p18
This article presents examples of word tricks such as oxymorons, spoonerisms, and palindromes. A discussion is presented about the origins of word tricks and William Shakespeare's use of oxymorons.
ANIL // Word Ways: The Journal of Recreational Linguistics; Aug2011, Vol. 44 Issue 3, p214
The article offers information on hydromorons which are complementary to oxymorons. It describes a hydromoron as a redundancy. It cites the importance of mixing hydros and oxys with great care. Some of the hydromorons cited include ad nauseam, bad debt, beautiful people, Chinese puzzle, cleaning...
- Transcription and RNA interference in the formation of heterochromatin.
Grewal, Shiv I. S.; Elgin, Sarah C. R. // Nature; 5/24/2007, Vol. 447 Issue 7143, p399
Transcription in heterochromatin seems to be an oxymoron � surely the 'silenced' form of chromatin should not be transcribed. But there have been frequent reports of low-level transcription in heterochromatic regions, and several hundred genes are found in these regions in Drosophila. Most...
Grewal, Shiv I. S.; Elgin, Sarah C. R. // OfficePro; Mar2007, Vol. 67 Issue 2, p6
A definition of the term oxymoron is presented. The Greeks coined the term to deliberate juxtaposing of seemingly contradictory words when they classified the elements of rhetoric or effective speech and writing. The word oys means sharp or keen and the word moros means foolish. The term was...
- UNINVOLVED INVOLVEMENT.
Gozzi Jr., Raymond // ETC: A Review of General Semantics; Jul2005, Vol. 62 Issue 3, p327
Presents an article on the principle of oxymorons used as metaphor in a more complex situation. Experience in watching a tournament featuring golfer Tiger Woods; Disadvantages of media dominance in the U.S.
- "MEDYA," "VE," ETIK": BIR OKSIMORON ANALIZI.
DEMIR, G�khan Yavuz // Social Sciences Review of the Faculty of Sciences & Letters Univ; Sep2011, Vol. 12 Issue 21, p237
Media and ethics interrelation has been subject to an ever extending range of studies. The most immediate need of our contemporary world which lacks ethics is probably a search for ethics. Therefore rendering the media ethical is necessary for a more just and more democratic social life. However...
- Book Review.
Thompson, Brad; Poindexter, Paula M.; Romero, Lisa // Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly; Winter2000, Vol. 77 Issue 4, p928
Reviews the book `Political Communication Ethics: An Oxymoron?,' edited by Robert E. Denton Jr.
- Moral Rudders and Superintendent Values.
Kidder, Rushworth M. // School Administrator; May2008, Vol. 65 Issue 5, p10
The article presents the author's comments on the decision dilemmas that are faced by school superintendents, along with some examples. The author says that for many superintendents, the notion of being a real leader without such an ethical process seems to be almost an oxymoron. According to...
- Notes & Asides.
Kidder, Rushworth M. // National Review; 1/21/1983, Vol. 35 Issue 1, p20
Several letters to the editor are presented in response to various articles published in previous issues, including the claim of the organizers of the profreeze vote in Wisconsin that politicians will ignore them at their peril, definitions of oxymoron and the desirability of deploying the...
- Who Ordered the Jumbo Shrimp? And Other Oxymorons.
Kidder, Rushworth M. // New England Reading Association Journal; 2006, Vol. 42 Issue 2, p50
The article reviews the book "Who Ordered the Jumbo Shrimp? and Other Oxymorons," by John Agee.
- Creating a Space for Spiritual Practice: Pastoral Possibilities with Sexual Minorities.
Heermann, Matthew; Wiggins, Marsha; Rutter, Philip // Pastoral Psychology; Jul2007, Vol. 55 Issue 6, p711
Is a religious gay person an oxymoron? It appears possible, given that the research on religion and spirituality among sexual minority individuals is so limited. While books written on the intersection of religion and psychotherapy may include a chapter addressing the religious and spiritual...
- Good-value red Burgundies are not an oxymoron if you pay attention to the details.
Mulligan, Mary Ewing; McCarthy, Ed // Nation's Restaurant News; 10/30/2006, Vol. 40 Issue 44, p44
The article reflects on red Burgundy, the greatest Pinot Noir wine in the world. In spite of its good quality, some customers avoid the Burgundy section in the wine list for being expensive. The article reveals that the largest category and most affordable red Burgundies are those wines labeled...
- Humor Anxiety.
Pugh, Christina // Poetry; Dec2006, Vol. 189 Issue 3, p228
This article focuses on the views of the author on the place of humor in contemporary American poetry. She believes that humorous poetry has become a kind of an oxymoron in the increasingly hermetic literary landscape. The author says that the fact that poetry has a bottom line that is...
- THE MONOLOGUE.
Pugh, Christina // Metro (NZ); Apr2006, Issue 298, p104
The article focuses on celebrities in New Zealand. In fact, there are no celebrities in New Zealand. Saying that there are celebrities there is an oxymoron. The population of the country is only four million. It is sometimes ridiculous to consider them as celebrities. A famous property dealer...
- Anecdotal Exigence.
Pedersen, R.P. // Community College Week; 8/19/2002, Vol. 15 Issue 1, p23
Reviews the book 'Embrace the Oxymoron: Customer Service in Higher Education,' by Neal Raisman.
- Oxymorons (Book).
Kirkman, Bradford // Inquiry (00469580); Winter2002/2003, Vol. 39 Issue 4, p429
Reviews the book 'Oxymorons: The Myth of a U.S. Health Care System,' by J.D. Kleinke.
- Delicious abyss: The biblical darkness in the poetry of Saint-John Perse.
Kopenhagen-Urian, Judith // Comparative Literature Studies; 1999, Vol. 36 Issue 3, p195
Analyzes Saint-John Perse's purpose and process of transforming the words of the Bible in creating the oxymoron `delicious abyss' and expressing the opposite meaning of the sources. Thematic aspects on both narrative and theological levels; Influence of the biblical allusions to semantic...
- Mathematical epidemiology is not an oxymoron.
Brauer, Fred // BMC Public Health; 2009 Supplement 1, Vol. 9, Special section p1
A brief description of the importance of communicable diseases in history and the development of mathematical modelling of disease transmission is given. This includes reasons for mathematical modelling, the history of mathematical modelling from the foundations laid in the late nineteenth...
- Pentecostal Theological Method and Intercultural Theology.
Cartledge, Mark J. // Transformation (02653788); Apr-Jul2008, Vol. 25 Issue 2/3, p92
The article explores the Pentecostal scholarship in an effort to clearly describe how Pentecostal approaches theology. It is suggested that Pentecostal theology is an oxymoron. An examination of the theological method and intercultural theology is presented in order to understand the academic...
- Learning, Education and Training: Is that a Tautology or an Oxymoron?
Bradbery, Patrick // International Journal of Diversity in Organisations, Communities; Sep2007, Vol. 7 Issue 2, p75
The recent interest in the phenomenon of the learning organisation sparked largely by Peter Senge's The Fifth Discipline has placed a spotlight on the three terms: learning; education; and training. Are they just different ways of describing the same thing, or are there important distinctions to...
- Oxymorons (Book).
Woods, David // BMJ: British Medical Journal (International Edition); 4/20/2002, Vol. 324 Issue 7343, p982
Reviews the book 'Oxymorons: The Myth of a US Health Care System,' by J.D. Kleinke.
- ANONYMOUS INTIMACY.
Gozzi Jr., Raymond // ETC: A Review of General Semantics; Oct2005, Vol. 62 Issue 4, p454
Focuses on anonymous intimacy, an oxymoron used as a metaphor for a mass media phenomenon. Reason behind the publication of novels; Interest in intimate information about strangers.
- Prospering Nurse: Overcoming Oxymoron.
Fort�, Paula S. // Nursing Economic$; Mar/Apr89, Vol. 7 Issue 2, p87
This article discusses the need to create a prosperous mindset for nursing. Prosperity is a word rarely heard in nursing. The term seems almost incongruent with a profession where practitioners are arguing with archaic systems for adequate resources and appropriate pay and inundated by the...
- WHAT HAPPENED HERE: BUSH CHRONICLES.
Wienberger, Eliot // Bomb; Fall2005, Issue 93, p46
Presents an interview with writer Eliot Weinberger. Reference to the electronic version of his essay "What I Heard About Iraq"; View that "political poet" is practically an oxymoron in the U.S. these days; Views on why poets seem to prefer Buddhism to evangelical Christianity.
- IN WHAT DOES MUSICAL UNDERSTANDING CONSIST?
POGACEANU, LUMINITA // Linguistic & Philosophical Investigations; 2009, Vol. 8, p154
Collins Judd contends that the oxymoron "aural image" highlights the special nature of musical exemplarity and notational representation. According to Hamilton, there is a non-musical soundart which involves hearing sounds as sounds in some distinct non-musical sense. Posner maintains that...
- IS THE ETHICS OF ECONOMIES ADAPTED OR NOT TO THE IMPERATIVE OF BIOETHICS.
Donev, Dejan // Human: Journal for Interdisciplinary Studies; 2012, Vol. 2 Issue 2, p69
The ethics in economy is not only a corrector, but also must be initiator if we want to achieve essence of our existence - the human being as "Homo ethicus", as well as, which is more important for mankind - to achieve a human being as "Homo homine ethica ethicus est". This remark points on two...
- ON MARGIN.
Donev, Dejan // Finweek; 5/28/2009, p82
The article presents the author's opinion and views regarding the new life insurance policy and the definition of oxymoron. The author relates the life insurance policy as death benefit and describes it as an oxymoron. He also stresses that all policy documents by all means must be examined and...
- SOCIAL CAPITAL -- METAPHOR OR OXYMORON?
Gozi Jr., Raymond // ETC: A Review of General Semantics; Winter2003/2004, Vol. 60 Issue 4, p434
Analyzes the concept of social capital as a metaphor for social connectedness. Definition of social capital; Problems with the metaphor; Reason that the term social capital is considered an oxymoron.