Wednesday, November 05, 2003

Oh great, the Country Music Awards are on. Country Music, for you linguists out there, is what we call an "oxymoron." No, that doesn't mean that only morons who use Oxy listen to it. I know plenty of morons who don't use Oxy who listen to country music. No, an oxymoron is a phrase consisting of two words with opposite meanings. Here are a few examples:

Jumbo Shrimp
Awfully Good
Clinton Ethics
Government Intelligence

You get the idea. In what other genre will you find a song about "beer for my horse?" This gives new meaning to the term "drinking and driving." That reminds me of something else you shouldn't mix alcohol with: calculus. Yes, calculus. Many states now have laws against drinking and deriving.

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