English, like I have said before, is a rather funny language. (check my article on itemmMom http://itemmom.com/index.php/english-funny-language/ ).
Same words have more than one meaning. Example – Brook (v) – to tolerate while Brook (N) is a stream.
Spellings that are spelt similar have different pronunciations. Example – To [tuh] and Go [goh]
Existence of silent letters in a word – Example – Pneumonia [nyoo -moh-nee-uh] with a silent P
Then there is this thing called Onomatopoeia, wherein there is no separate or hidden meaning associated with these words, but it resembles the noise it describes. Example – Drizzle, Kapow, Splash, Buzz etc
So proceeding on similar lines we are going to discuss some oxymoron today. These words are so superfluous together and have opposite meanings; yet when they get together it makes all the sense in the world.
- Good Grief
- Sad Demise
- Return Back
- Seriously Funny
- Deafening silence
- Exact Estimate
- Fine Mess
- Clearly confused
- Original copy
- Happily Married
PS: This is no English lesson happening for anyone… I am just in awe of the language and am sharing these just for fun sake…