There are some terms whose definition I consistently forget. Oxymoron is one of them…over the years I must have checked its meaning half a dozen times. Thank Heavens for the internet! Ten years ago Stephanie and I watched the Disney lecture on the Future (or some such title) while staying in Seattle. It wasn’t about cartoons but some serious talk by an esteemed professor. In it he was telling us that the internet was the most important invention since Gutenburg’s press. At the time I thought he was wrong, but of course he was right. I have walked into our house and there has been complete silence. In the office I find three people staring at screens, I then go into our daughters’ rooms and there they both are – online of course. My 22 yrd old son has popped in – to use the computer. And then of course I go upstairs and switch on too.
But what gems are there!
Now you can find more oxymorons than you could possibly want – plus a definition of what they are. Just go here!
Some of my favourites:
Auto Pilot, astronomically small, baggy tights, Corporate Culture!