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Subject:Re: One Word Oxymorons From:Roy Johnson <Roy -at- MANTEX -dot- DEMON -dot- CO -dot- UK> Date:Thu, 27 Apr 1995 10:15:27 GMT
In message <199504261653 -dot- JAA00841 -at- ix4 -dot- ix -dot- netcom -dot- com> David Demyan writes:
> Maybe you missed the point here? I read it another way:
> "Posthaste" as a compound word; "Post," in the sense of
> "late" or "after" and "haste" in the sense of "hurry" or
> "hasty." If that reading is allowed, posthaste would qualify
> as a one-word oxymoron.
It might if it did, but it doesn't, so it won't [:-)]
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