Ngesikhathi sesikole samabanga aphezulu (futhi manje), ngangiyinhlekisa yekilasi impela.
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.
Kwesinye isikhathi lapho uMnu Morgan ebuza, ngezwi lakhe elingagunci elithi Yale-ish, ukuthi yiziphi izinhlobo zamasu okubhala uShakespeare awasebenzisile eHamlet, ngiphakamise isandla sami ngokukhathazeka.
UMnu Morgan wabubula, "Yebo, Mnu Karr?"
“Ama-oxygen?” ushaye uMnu. Morgan, "Uyazi nokuthi yini i-oxymoron, Mnu 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.
- Ukuthuthukiswa kwe-Agile - Labo onjiniyela bayahlekisa. Ukukhishwa kusalibele.
- UHlelo Lobhalomfihlo - sengathi izinhlelo zohlelo uqobo.
- Ukuhlakanipha okungekhona okwangempela – it's not artificial, it's real.
- Ezinye izindlela zamandla - okuwukuphela kwendlela ehlukile yamandla yindaba emnyama.
- I-URL enobungani – what's a mean URL?
- Umsakazo we-Intanethi – if it's on the Internet, it's not radio
- $ 100 Ikhompyutha ephathekayo - amandla? Ukufinyelela i-Inthanethi?
- Ukungathathi hlangothi Kwenyama - noma ngubani owake wezwa Akamai or S3?
- Isixhumanisi somsebenzisi – it's still for the computer, not me.
- Ukucinga Engine Marketing – it's not marketing (sorry), it's placement.
- Ukuhlanganiswa okungenamthungo – if it's integrated, it means there is a seam somewhere.
What's your favorite oxymoron?