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N is for “No Comment” - Oxymorons from A to Z

N is for "No Comment” - Oxymorons from A to Z

News fans: You had to know this was coming.

People like to think “no comment” is something akin to “nothing much.” Both are oxymorons. But “no comment” speaks volumes to seasoned journalists. Any reporter worth his or her salt knows there’s always more to the story.

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. A whole A to Z on oxymorons? Genius!

    Enjoyed this post :)

  2. ummmm no comment! LOL not really- just thought it was awesome.

  3. Right! No comment... and immediately, your mind starts to churn. "Really? No comment? That means something's really, really going on!"