‘Tis true, I tend to overthink and overanalyze most things. Or, as I would like to think, I am just more aware of my surroundings and look at things for what they are rather than what is trying to be portrayed. For example, there is a new place opening on Jackson Street on the corner of Bolton Avenue and it is going to be called the Eskimo Hut. I thought that was pretty funny when I passed by. My husband totally didn’t get the joke (albeit the joke was in my head). Eskimos are a cold weather people. I wouldn’t think that huts would suit their needs. So, therefore, I would never put the words Eskimo and hut in the same sentence. Huts are indigenous to tropical climes. Yes, yes, I looked the business up and see that it is going to be a daiquiri shop, so ESKIMO=cold daiquiri and HUT=tropical, hawaii, relaxing, etc. But, I still think that Eskimo Hut sounds ridiculous and is an oxymoron.
Speaking of oxymorons, I was flipping through a catalog and I spied an advertisement for a “Mission Style Leather Chair”. Hmmm….the whole point of the Mission style is bare minimal functionality…adding leather too it kinda glams it up a bit, don’t ya think? Leather, to me, adds a plush and expensive element to a style that is supposed to be neutral, completely undermining the true style of the chair. Yes, (sighing), I know. I think waaaay too much!
I delight in oxymorons and I am an avid collector of them. Not sure why they strike me so funny. I think it is because most people unwittingly create oxymorons and it tends to have a hilarious, sometimes ludicrous, outcome. At least it is funny to me.
If someone has similar humor, please post your favorite oxymoron in the comments.