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A is for “Act Naturally” - Oxymorons from A to Z

A is for “Act Naturally” - Oxymorons from A to Z

This oxymoronic phrase sounds like a miscue. If you’re acting, how can it be natural? Of course, that’s the point.

Think of a thespian, trotting out memorized lines onstage. Or consider a criminal, trying to avert suspicion. You got it. Deliberate deception.

Just act naturally.

What’s an oxymoron?

Basically, an oxymoron is a phrase that seems contradictory or incongruous. Taken literally, the words do not make sense. Often, oxymorons find their way into popular usage, becoming cultural catchwords or frequently used idioms. 

Many of these curious wordings strike us as delightfully amiss. Besides, what sort of whimsical word is “oxymoron”?

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  1. Ahh, I love oxymorons! Interesting theme:) And I just never realise them until someone points them out! Act naturally, heh, something we've just be saying all along! Looking forward to seeing more!

    Found you through the A-Z List,
    Victoria from Always a Booklover

  2. Love a good oxymoron, but this one hadn't occurred to me. Act naturally...right :-)

  3. This just made me laugh....and node.