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Oxy the Moron!

Language brain teasers are those that involve the English language. You need to think about and manipulate words and letters.

 

Puzzle ID:#28330
Fun:*** (2.92)
Difficulty:** (1.98)
Category:Language
Submitted By:Swordoffury1392*us******
Corrected By:Swordoffury1392

 

 

 



Oxy the Moron set out into the world and learned a big word, OXYMORON!!! After searching about this new word for a some time, he came up with a teaser made especially for you!

Can you figure out which well known oxymorons these words are?
Ex) Initial facsimile = original copy

1) solitary option
2) approximately precise
3) trivial calamity
4) accurate approximation
5) authentic duplication


Answer

1) only choice
2) almost exactly
3) minor crisis
4) exact estimate
5) genuine imitation

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Comments

WJSMama**
Jan 28, 2006

Good one. I got 'almost perfect' for number two
boodlerAgb*
Jan 28, 2006

I got "real fake" for the last one
radar5000*
Jan 28, 2006

gosh dangit thats a good one loved it
coleypoo*us*
Jan 28, 2006

ha ha great
oxymorons are fun!
government organization ha ha
jk lol
welp, i luved it good job
wizofaus*au*
Jan 29, 2006

"Original copy" jumped out at me as the obvious answer to #5.
Nice one though.
OldChinaHand**
Jan 30, 2006

Great sport...
Brainy_1Aus*
Feb 01, 2006

Fun!! I like oxymorons!! Great teaser!!
countrygirl101*
Feb 27, 2006

really
bluehawk*us*
Mar 04, 2006


WELL DONE SWORDOFFURY.
OXY THE MORON IS GREAT!

RRAMMOHAN*in*
Mar 04, 2006

A very good teaser. Just loved it!
list*
Mar 04, 2006

Number three better answered as "minor disaster." A crisis might be resolved in a positive, non-calamity way.
Tracey2209Aca*
Mar 04, 2006

This teaser was great! Definitely a fave!!
churchlady*
Mar 04, 2006

Thanks - keep themcoming.
salepriceAca*
Mar 04, 2006

nice one, had fun.. did poorly,
got real copy for #5.. LOL
more please!
bradon182001*us*
Mar 04, 2006

They all had other possible answers.I liked this one, had to really think.
cartwheel_queen*
Mar 04, 2006

i did not get even close to that o well
moimeme
Mar 04, 2006

Great fun! Thought of many "close but not quite" hmmm Would that be an almost oxymoron?
beefdog33
Mar 04, 2006

didnt get it at all!!!!!
lazy-boyAus*
Mar 04, 2006

This was very cute and well thought out keep them coming
Vigo95Aus*
Mar 04, 2006

i got #1 right and real copy for #5 . so , i guess this was toomuch for me today!
crookface
Mar 04, 2006

if you'd have shown me how i swear to god i maybe might a could have solved.
vlermaAus*
Mar 04, 2006

Well, guess who the moron was today. It was a great teaser, but evidentally just not in my area. Need more practice on these. Keep them coming. Good job!
xolilangel827oxAit*
Mar 04, 2006

i didnt get them all..and for #2 i got about right..and for #5 i got original copy...oh well good teaser!
iteachkidsAus*
Mar 04, 2006

Yayyyyyyy! I got a couple!!! I agree that some have multiple options , but so what! It just adds to the fun!
iteachkidsAus*
Mar 04, 2006

Why do I see all those "this is offensive" notations in the left-hand column by the user names??? The comments are not offensive!!!
Swordoffury1392*us*
Mar 04, 2006

iteachkids, that button is to be clicked if you think that the comments are offensive. It does not mean that they acctaully are offensive...
Armaidenpriya*us*
Mar 04, 2006

Yay! I love oxymorons! Nice job... I got them all
iteachkidsAus*
Mar 04, 2006

Thank you, Swordofury. What makes me curious is that until today, I have never seen those. And now that I've seen your explanation, I am sorry to say that I clicked the "This is offensive" thing in front of my comments to see what would happen. When it made the first comment disappear, I clicked the second one to get rid of it!
jflan
Mar 04, 2006

I got "good guess" for #4 and "about right" for #2. Maybe some of these can have more than one valid answer?
lmurray*cn*
Mar 04, 2006

very very dull!!!
RedAngle65
Mar 12, 2006

Good one!
anion*
Mar 05, 2007

I liked it. It was hard due to the number of choices but it was still fun.

I don't see any buttons about anything being offensive?
katjojoAus**
Mar 05, 2007

I thought it was fun!!
bradon182001*us*
Mar 05, 2007

Still too many possible answers in my opinion. And like last year, I didn't get them all.
sftball_rocks13*
Mar 05, 2007

I'm confused
What's an oxymoron?

But it must have been a great teaser because so many people liked it
Pizzazz2uAus**
Mar 05, 2007

This is a Totally Awesome teaser! Quite easy for me, because I learned them some 40+ yrs ago, but they are still intriguing to work out! Keep up the excellant work! I enjoyed them.
starrychelxAus*
Mar 05, 2007

i thought #3 was "small disaster" but close enough!
katamaster2**
Mar 05, 2007

This is one of those that can have many answers. I had the following:

Lone choice
small castastrophe
real copy
speedqueenkmwAus*
Mar 05, 2007

I had lone choice for #1, also. great fun!
PenedonoAca*
Mar 05, 2007

We all know oxymorons like 'jumbo shrimp,' (a phrase that contracdicts itself. These were fun, but they're not oxymorons, they're semantic synonyms - they don't contradict, they only rephrase an original noun.
PenedonoAca*
Mar 05, 2007

lol - I'm so sorry - I had 2 language teasers open at once, and my comment was meant for the other one (won't say which one-) THIS teaser was great! ...that'll teach me to multi-task...
jjdolphineAus*
Mar 05, 2007

love theese. More more! I want more!
grams60Aus*
Mar 05, 2007

delightful teaser and I was able solve it. It took a while and I got exact instead of exactly. So I almost got them all. Keep up the good work great teaser
soccermip337Aus*
Mar 05, 2007

I didn't get it. Can someone shed some light on it for me.
LeafFan4life*
Mar 05, 2007

good job

How many accepts from editors does it take to submit a teaser?
breathesunshineAus*
Mar 05, 2007

Fun one! Keep 'em coming!
QrystalAca*
Mar 09, 2007

Wow, this was harder than it looked originally! Some of the clues seemed so similar, it was throwing me off! I only got the first two-and-a-half (I had minor emergency for #3).
doeheadAus*
Mar 28, 2010


I had different answers on all but #4. But yours are also good ones.
auntiesisAus*
Mar 28, 2010

Had difficulty with this one.
katie384Aus*
Mar 28, 2010

I love oxymorons, it was simple yet entertaining. Great teaser.
TallTimberAus*
Mar 28, 2010

Really good teaser.
Johnny*us*
Mar 29, 2010

those were good oxymorons
hermygranger123tca*
Mar 28, 2013

I got the first three. Great teaser!
HABS2933Aca*
Mar 28, 2013

As Bradon182001 said there were multiple answers for some of them. Other than that it was a good teaser. Fun and easy.
cutebugAus*
Mar 28, 2013

I had various answers also.
iggy39Aus*
Mar 28, 2013

I had various answers also. It was fun but I thought I got them right turns out I didn't at all. ops



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