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Seriously Funny, and Other Oxymorons (Gift Books) Hardcover – 7 Sep 2017

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  • Hardcover: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Robinson; 01 edition (7 Sept. 2017)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1472139437
  • ISBN-13: 978-1472139436
  • Product Dimensions: 13.3 x 1.7 x 20.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars 10 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 45,687 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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A humorous gift book: collection of oxymorons, amusingly illustrated by Paul Thomas.

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A modern book of oxymorons, from 'alcohol-free wine' to 'compassionate Conservatism'

The oxymoron is one of the great beauties of the English language - 'a figure of speech that juxtaposes elements that appear to be contradictory'. Some are so common that they are part of everyday language: when we speak of acting naturally . . . or a victimless crime . . . or buy a one-size-fits-all garment . . . the oxymoron is there, hiding in plain sight.

From Popular Culture, to Political Principles and Business Ethics, this book (sure to be a new classic) contains a seriously funny collection of the most brilliantly silly oxymorons, accompanied by amusing illustrations by Paul Thomas.

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