A paradox (not two surgeons!) is a contradictory statement. Listen for examples of word paradoxes and write them down. Share them with friends via email, and maybe they’ll return the favor by sending some to you. Here’s a couple more to get you started: Jumbo Shrimp and Civil War. Get it? Oxymorons are paradoxical statements as well. While you’re hunting these down, can you see why English may not be the easiest language for foreign people to learn?