Top 50 Oxymorons

According to Merriam-Webster, an ox-y-mo-ron ("äk-si-'mOr-"än) is a combination of contradictory or incongruous words (as cruel kindness). Here are some of the best:

Act naturally
Found missing
Resident alien
Advanced BASIC
Genuine imitation
Airline food
Good grief
Same difference
Almost exactly
Government organization
Sanitary landfill
Alone together
Legally drunk
Silent scream
British fashion
Living dead
Small crowd

Business ethics
Soft rock
Butt head
Military intelligence
Software documentation
New York culture
Extinct life
Sweet sorrow
Minor miracle
“Now, then...”
Synthetic natural gas
Near miss
Passive aggression
Taped live
Clearly misunderstood
Peace force
Civil war

New classic
Temporary tax increase
French bravery
Plastic glasses
Terribly pleased
Computer security
Political science
Tight slacks
Definite maybe
Pretty ugly
Twelve-ounce pound cake
Diet ice cream
Rap music
Working vacation
Exact estimate
Jumbo shrimp

And the NUMBER ONE top OXY-Moron: