Oxymorons (not a bunch of stupid cattle) are words used together that contradict each other. Most oxymorons are simply used to dramatize parts of speech, and we don’t even stop to think about what the words themselves really mean. But if you start to listen, some of them are downright ridiculous! They can be found in many places. Here are a few of the more obvious: jumbo shrimp, civil war, pretty ugly, freezer burn, sweet tart, only choice, crash landing, non-stop flight.
Candy for your brain: Did you know that if you are a sophomore, you are an oxymoron? The word sophomore is likely from the Greek sophos (“wise”), and moros (“stupid”).
Maybe sophomores just aren’t sure in which direction to go, just yet.