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Old 06-14-2014, 05:11 PM   #1
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Old 06-15-2014, 05:49 PM   #2
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Old 06-15-2014, 06:04 PM   #3
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Old 06-16-2014, 04:35 AM   #4
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Request for clarification: Is this topic ultimately meant to open a discussion/vent/rant thread (in which case the OP aptly fits here, and in response to which I submit that I raised the issue - and the selection of Brazil for the Olympics - for discussion in a business ethics & law class I'm teaching), or do you want participants to post other oxymorons (in which case I offer one below)?

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Old 06-16-2014, 04:42 AM   #5
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[...] or do you want participants to post other oxymorons (in which case I offer one below)?

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Beautiful. That's exactly what I was looking for. This thread isn't supposed to be about football-related grievances - I just saw that term, thought it really was an oxymoron and had the idea for this thread.

So thank you, and keep 'em coming.
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Old 06-16-2014, 06:25 AM   #6
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I'm sorry but I believe this one only works in German. It's the die-hard vegetarian, and the German expression for the adjective contains a lot of meat .
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Old 06-16-2014, 01:10 PM   #7
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Old 06-17-2014, 05:12 AM   #8
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Old 08-05-2014, 08:59 PM   #9
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Old 08-05-2014, 09:18 PM   #10
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Old 08-06-2014, 07:45 AM   #11
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Old 08-06-2014, 11:48 AM   #12
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Old 08-07-2014, 09:13 AM   #13
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I just spent several fascinating and moving hours at Little Bighorn Battleground four days ago. So it's hard to avoid the urge to pedantry.... and explain how the Little Bighorn River flows into the Bighorn River (which then joins the Yellowstone River), and that the Little Bighorn is much shorter and narrower than the Bighorn. So it really is the LITTLE Bighorn river. Since you asked.
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