Oxymorons are words or phrases that appear to be self-contradictory, useful for describing esoteric concepts and introducing children to irony so that you can start being more sarcastic to their faces. Learn to use the five most popular oxymora with these simple explanations:
Jumbo Shrimp: Shrimp are best known for being tiny and second-best known for having weird faces.
Civil War: War is actually decidedly uncivil and is marked, at its most mildest, by angry yelling.
Deafening Silence: Silence is defined as “the absence of noise.” This oxymoron was most likely invented by a poet with a brain disorder that was also responsible for his gift with words. When this happens it is a medical oxymoron.
"Helpful" Tech Support: This one is just a sarcastic joke for all you computer heads out there!
Shark Attack: It is always a shark defend, for it is you who is in their home.