Thaum lub tsev kawm ntawv theem siab (thiab tam sim no), Kuv yog tus neeg ntaus nrig hauv chav kawm.
I had quite a theatrical English teacher one year – his name was Mr. Morgan. Most of my time with Mr. Morgan was spent outside the classroom because I couldn't appreciate Shakespeare. It drove Mr. Morgan crazy.
Muaj ib lub sijhawm thaum Mr. Morgan tau nug, thaum nws hais lus nrov txog Yale-ish, hom kev qhia dab tsi uas Shakespeare siv hauv Hamlet, Kuv ntxhov siab tsa kuv txhais tes.
Yawg Morgan sighed, "Yog, Mr. Karr?"
“Oxymorons”, Kuv teb.
“Oxymorons?” droned Mr. Morgan, "Koj puas paub tias tus oxymoron yog, Mr. Karr?"
“Sure!” I said, “It's the juxtaposition of antithetical terms in an expression, Mr. Morgan.”
Though I was correct, Mr. Morgan still couldn't grow to appreciate my sense of humor and he showed me the door. It did get quite a laugh from the class (after the initial gasp of hearing multi-syllable words coming from my mouth).
I've never forgotten the definition for an oxymoron… and I'm surprised at their excessive and, perhaps, growing usage when marketing technology today. If you want to sound like you have a really cool product or service, throw in an oxymoron into your marketing or technology presentation. It appears folks love it nowadays. In fact, quite a few of these are now in Geekipedia.
- Agile Kev Loj Hlob - Cov neeg tsim khoom tso dag. Cov tso tawm yog tseem lig.
- Thov Programming Interface - ib yam li daim ntawv thov kev pab cuam nws tus kheej.
- artificial txawj ntse – it's not artificial, it's real.
- Zog Kev Hloov - tsuas yog lwm txoj hauv kev rau lub zog yog cov teeb meem tsaus.
- URL phooj ywg – what's a mean URL?
- Internet Xov Tooj Cua – if it's on the Internet, it's not radio
- $ 100 Khoos phib tawj - lub zog? Siv Is Taws Nem?
- Net neutrality - leej twg puas tau hnov txog Akamai or S3?
- Tus neeg siv Interface – it's still for the computer, not me.
- Tshawb Nrhiav Kev Ua Lag Luam – it's not marketing (sorry), it's placement.
- Seamless Kev Sib Tham – if it's integrated, it means there is a seam somewhere.
What's your favorite oxymoron?