September 27, 2004

Wait a minute. There was an IRANIAN hostage?

"Iranian diplomat hostage released."

Irony is using a word for purposes other than its literal meaning in such a way that it perverts its literal use. An oxymoron is when a phrase contains two words used in compliment to one another when their inherent definitions makes them incompatible. This is neither an "irony" nor is it an "oxymoron", but it's something pretty darn close. How about calling it a "oxymirony"?

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 03:46 PM | Comments |