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    What is the term for a contradictory phrase such as "fresh frozen?"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered
    What is the term for a contradictory phrase such as "fresh frozen?"
    fresh-frozen, friendly fire, and jumbo shrimp are called oxymorons. Check out the link below.

    http://www.oxymorons.com/oxymorons.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by Casiopea
    fresh-frozen, friendly fire, and jumbo shrimp are called oxymorons. Check out the link below.

    http://www.oxymorons.com/oxymorons.html
    Then there's 'ethical journalism' and 'airline food'.

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