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D is for “Doing Nothing” - Oxymorons from A to Z

D is for “Doing Nothing” - Oxymorons from A to Z

This one smacks of the “Hurry Up and Wait” syndrome. Are you doing something, not doing anything, or doing nothing? Are you active or inactive? Busy or bored?

Better stop now. This is growing more oxymoronic by the moment.

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. Never thought of 'doing nothing', one of my favourite pastimes, as an oxymoron, but it so absolutely is!


    Have a wonderful day, with some liberal 'doing nothing' :)


  2. Well done! Enjoyed connecting. Made me smile and that is good. Best Regards, Wendy UBC

  3. Cute! I like it. I like whimsy.


  4. I wish I had time to do nothing...thanks for sharing! Stopping in from UBC.

  5. I love oxymorons and the English language. I remember when I was a kid when I first learned about the oxymoron. It was the Jumbo shrimp!
    ~ Jodene

  6. Oh I love this. What a great idea for your A to Z theme. I'll be back to read more of them.

  7. You know, doing nothing is an oxymoron. Of course I am always doing something, so not doing anything (or doing nothing) wouldn't cross my mind!! :)