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October 01, 2003

Same difference

Oxymoron!! The word we were looking for was oxymoron. One normally exceedingly smart reader suggested anachronism, but an anachronism is something out of time, like in a movie. For example, the black man carrying the boombox playing Funkytown through Ancient Rome in History of the World. Although that was intentional. Or better, in Spy Game, which is supposed to take place in the early 1980s but has Brad Pitt wearing a blue Padres cap, when everybody knows that the San Diego colors were brown and orange during that period. As a makeup exam, please write a 200 word essay addressing the question "Why Kirk Douglas has 1960 hair in Spartacus, and what this tells us about that period in American cultural history".

Anyway, for a good list of oxymorons, go here.

Posted by The Twins at October 1, 2003 12:06 AM

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