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The most amusing oxymoron is:

by Lotus1 (Vicar)
on Apr 01, 2020 at 11:15 UTC ( #11114897=poll: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

vote on The most amusing oxymoron is:

Agile introvert
[bar] 5/5%
Random order
[bar] 23/23%
Constant variable / static variable
[bar] 10/10%
Even odds
[bar] 1/1%
Constant change
[bar] 1/1%
Jumbo shrimp
[bar] 12/12%
Oxymoron
[bar] 3/3%
Minor crisis
[bar] 7/7%
Only choice
[bar] 6/6%
Deceptively honest
[bar] 4/4%
Unbiased opinion
[bar] 6/6%
Soft rock
[bar] 2/2%
AC/DC
[bar] 5/5%
Awful
[bar] 5/5%
Pretty ugly
[bar] 12/12%
102 total votes
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Re: The most amusing oxymoron is:
by Discipulus (Abbot) on Apr 01, 2020 at 12:10 UTC
    Internet Security

    L*

    There are no rules, there are no thumbs..
    Reinvent the wheel, then learn The Wheel; may be one day you reinvent one of THE WHEELS.
Re: The most amusing oxymoron is:
by BillKSmith (Prior) on Apr 01, 2020 at 13:31 UTC
    I voted for "only choice". It is amusing because it is one among so many viable choices.
    Bill
Re: The most amusing oxymoron is:
by Skeeve (Parson) on Apr 06, 2020 at 09:21 UTC

    Microsoft Works


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      Well, it's a very tough call between this and "Internet Security" for funniest oxymoron so far.

      Laughed loudly in my apartment by myself while my dog stared at me like I was losing my mind... little does he know that ship sailed long ago and this quarantine is just giving him more observation opportunities than usual. :-)

      Just another Perl hooker - My clients appreciate that I keep my code clean but my comments dirty.
Re: The most amusing oxymoron is:
by perldigious (Priest) on Apr 01, 2020 at 14:00 UTC

    Emotional Intelligence

    To be clear, I don't deny what's commonly referred to as "emotional intelligence" is real, I'm just saying that's a silly name for it because it is an oxymoron. Should have just been called "emotional awareness" or something similar instead in my opinion.

    Just another Perl hooker - My clients appreciate that I keep my code clean but my comments dirty.
      I think you've overstated it a bit, but I understand where you're coming from.

      However, can you consider that there might be other intelligences like "kinesthetic" or "spatial" or "completion"? For example, we could define "kinesthetic intelligence" as "experience, knowledge, and awareness of, and a competency in manipulating and maneuvering, one's body to achieve a goal". Similarly, "emotional intelligence" might be "experience, knowledge, and awareness of, and a competency in manipulating and maneuvering, one's response to their own and others' emotions to achieve a goal".

      What I'm saying is, "awareness" is barely better than "oblivious" in the space of emotional environs.

      -QM
      --
      Quantum Mechanics: The dreams stuff is made of

        Of course, there are plenty of forms of intelligence/awareness. The choice of combining the two words "emotional" and "intelligence" is only humorous to me because typically those words don't go together. A person "thinks" with their intelligence and "feels" with their emotions. I understand that in this case the term typically means considering (i.e. thinking about) the emotions of others, I only qualify it as an oxymoron due to the typically contradictory terms being used together as one.

        Funny enough, Kinesthetic Awareness is the preferred term I'm familiar with for your definition you give for "kinesthetic intelligence". Typically I hear it used in discussions of sports of various kinds, as usually really great players of any sport seem to have hyper developed "kinesthetic awareness". There it's not only used to describe "one's body" though, but also the positions of teammates, opponents, boundary lines, and the ball/puck/etc. If you ever watch really great players of complex team sports, it's impressive how they can seem to track the motion of multiple people/objects in their brain even after they are out of their field of vision.

        Just another Perl hooker - My clients appreciate that I keep my code clean but my comments dirty.
Re: The most amusing oxymoron is:
by eyepopslikeamosquito (Bishop) on Apr 01, 2020 at 20:52 UTC

    Without good design, good algorithms, and complete understanding of the program's operation, your carefully optimized code will amount to one of mankind's least fruitful creations -- a fast slow program

    -- Michael Abrash

Re: The most amusing oxymoron is:
by Anonymous Monk on Apr 01, 2020 at 13:05 UTC
    Zen of python
      To which a Pythonist would reply
      • Modern Perl
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Re: The most amusing oxymoron is:
by roho (Chancellor) on Apr 05, 2020 at 13:45 UTC
    "I'd give my right arm to be ambidextrous."

    "It's not how hard you work, it's how much you get done."

Re: The most amusing oxymoron is:
by Xilman (Friar) on Apr 27, 2020 at 17:18 UTC
    Personally I rather like "Microsoft Works".
Re: The most amusing oxymoron is:
by jdporter (Canon) on Apr 30, 2020 at 19:36 UTC

    I believe that penultimate entry should be "Awfully good".

Re: The most amusing oxymoron is:
by QM (Parson) on Apr 30, 2020 at 09:30 UTC
    "Bridegroom"

    Which is it?

    -QM
    --
    Quantum Mechanics: The dreams stuff is made of

      Similarly, I've noticed en_GB speakers (and occasionally writers) using the phrase "plug socket" more and more. Given that pretty much every (physical) socket takes a plug of some sort this comes across as more redundant than oxymoronic. Usually they mean to refer to a power socket (typically a standard 3-pin 13-amp ring-main power socket). Why they don't call it that only they can say.

        If you asked me for a plug socket I would give you socket to remove a cars spark plugs.
        ..."plug socket"...
        I suppose, pedantically speaking, "plug" differentiates it from some other socket, like "electric" guitar differentiates from "acoustic". However, in most contexts, I'm at a loss to know what the other "socket" is (the nearest thing is usually a light bulb, and that's never an option), and in fact, I think most uses of "plug socket" are lazy language, or people who have only ever heard it called that, and don't know why. (Maybe like en_GB speakers say "pavement" for "the pedestrian walkway, generally near a roadway", when obviously half the city is "paved". Granted, "sidewalk" is more obvious in that use, but a "sidewalk" in an internal courtyard, a hundred meters from any vehicular traffic, is also troublesome. I might go with "walkway", except that sometimes connotes some path not fixed to the ground. And "footpath" doesn't need to be paved. (Now I have a headache.))

        -QM
        --
        Quantum Mechanics: The dreams stuff is made of

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