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Re: colorless green ideas

From:Tristan McLeay <kesuari@...>
Date:Friday, April 9, 2004, 9:43
 --- Andreas Johansson <andjo@...> wrote: >
Quoting Ray Brown <ray.brown@...>:
> > > > In view of the richness of our language and the > wide use of metaphor in > > 'ordinary' English (one doesn't have o resort to > 'poetry'), I wonder if it > > is, in fact, possible to produce a sentence using > standard English words > > in acceptable grammatically formed sentence that > is completely stupid from > > a semantic point of view. Now there's a challenge > :) > > The easy solution would seem to be oxymorons: He's > got a five-wheeled trike.
Well, a bike with training wheels has four, though I'm yet to see a trike with training wheels. And a car is still an automobile even if you have to push it to the nearest servo, or at least off the road. -- Tristan. Find local movie times and trailers on Yahoo! Movies.