in reply to Re: The most amusing oxymoron is:
in thread The most amusing oxymoron is:

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.