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comment Better way of saying “in order to demonstrate this”
This belongs on english.SE
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revised What do you call an unexpected combination of words?
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comment What do you call an unexpected combination of words?
@Josh61 Readers of fantasy fiction – while they know that no "stone of tears" or "other wind" exist in their own reality, and before they read those books and understand what those terms apply to in their respective fictional universes –, most certainly do not perceive these titles to be nonsensical, but expect them to be meaningful. So quite obviously, some other principle must be at work here.
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comment What do you call an unexpected combination of words?
@EdwinAshworth It is also not nonsence, just non-existent. A "spaceport" did not exist a hundred years ago, yet that term is neither an oxymoron nor nonsense.
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comment What do you call an unexpected combination of words?
@EdwinAshworth All examples for oxymorons contain opposites of some sort. Silence is not loud and therefore cannot be deafening. An optimist sees the positive of everything, so does not mourn, because you only mourn what appears negative. Where is the contradiction in "other wind"? If there is one wind, there can be another wind. There is no semantic incongruity here. Please provide an example for an oxymoron that is similar in nature to those given in my question.
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comment What do you call an unexpected combination of words?
@EdwinAshworth An oxymoron is the combination of contradictory terms, e.g. the living dead. Stone and tears do not contradict or exclude each other.
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asked What do you call an unexpected combination of words?
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comment Name for fine hair on human skin
@Mari-LouA Thank you. I edited my question.
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accepted “Not” or “not” in book title?
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comment “Not” or “not” in book title?
Sorry, don't know who downvoted. Voting up. Thanks for your help :-)
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comment “Not” or “not” in book title?
I am not asking for the general rules (which I can look up) but for what to do in this specific case, where not reading over the negation is essential.
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comment “Not” or “not” in book title?
I cannot deduce from this wether or not I need to capitalize the "not".
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asked “Not” or “not” in book title?
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comment Name for fine hair on human skin
@AE Is there another non-technical, everyday word used in BE?