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.
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