We enjoy oxymorons - my friends and family bat them around, making jokes, poking fun. One of my friends' husband belongs to a group that does actual reenactments of Civil War battles. That one always gives us all a chuckle. My CPA friend murmurs about consistent discrepancies. Another friend's son just joined a co-ed fraternity. My friend the English teacher has a specific, accurate, narrow definition for oxymoron. She's a purist. But I like ones that even just nod to oxymoronism. Limited freedom. Political ethics. Fresh sour cream. Willful negligence? What about a stripper's dressing room?
These fit into the category nicely:
My brain just can't take this in. Are we trying to keep our ankles and heels warm and give our toes and arches air?
Are they boots or sandals?
<----This is like wearing evening shoes with daisy dukes and a wife beater.
My friend the professional singer thinks I'm a baboon when I get the giggles after she says live recording. OK the term comes up more than you'd think.
Here are some more favorites:
flexible ethics (I don't even want to know)
And my personal favorite: enough time
Oxymorons are sort of accidental hyperboles. I like literary accidents. We'll examine puns next. We have competitions with those.