A Mass of Contradictions

Oxford Dictionaries issued a press release today announcing the latest update to its free online dictionary of English available at Reflecting current language usage trends, new entries include:

  • adorbs, adj: adorable
  • binge-watch, verb: to watch a whole season of a TV show in one sitting
  • icymi, abbrev: in case you missed it
  • listicle, noun: an article on the web presented in the form of a list
  • humblebrag, verb: to make an obstensibly modest statement whose actual purpose is to draw attention to something of which one is proud

Which segues nicely to a collecction of over 160 oxymorons I’ve assembled for your perusal. And I am a little bit proud of them, tbh. 😉 Although I must admit I plundered many of them from, but by no means all! There are explanatory links to some of the more obscure entries, and no, they’re not all to Wikipedia. 😛

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