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C is for “Controlled Chaos” - Oxymorons from A to Z

C is for “Controlled Chaos” - Oxymorons from A to Z

C’mon now.

Ever been in a houseful of toddlers … or teenagers? How about a live pop concert or a political convention? If you have, then you know whereof we speak. That’s controlled chaos.

Picture the scene, and you know why it’s oxymoronic. Can chaos be controlled? (Only Maxwell Smart knows for sure. No, wait!)

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. Just stopping by to say "hi" from the A-Z Challenge list :)

    Yep, that pretty much sums up my house!

    Good luck with the rest of the challenge honey xx

  2. Yeah, you should see my dining room table right now. Hi there! This is my first visit to your blog and I enjoyed it. Please visit us at and, if you like what you see, sign up to become a member.

  3. Great graphic. This is such a good theme!

  4. I spend my life living in what I consider controlled chaos. I'm not sure I'd be happy living any other way.