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Written by Evelynj
(3/10/2009 5:10 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Here's a good definition, penned by Laraine
Definition of oxymoron from The New Oxford American Dictionary, 2001 edition: a figure of speech in which apparently contradictory terms appear in conjunction
origin: mid 17th century from Greek - pointedly foolish from oxus'sharp' + moros "foolish.'
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