What is oxymoron? An Oxymoron is defined as a phrase in which two words of opposite meanings are brought together. Here are some funny oxymorons:
- Clearly Misunderstood
- Exact Estimate
- Small Crowd
- Act Naturally
- Found Missing
- Fully Empty
- Pretty Ugly
- Seriously Funny
- Only Choice
- Original Copies
- Open Secret
- Tragic Comedy
- Foolish Wisdom
- Liquid Gas
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- English medium students for SSC exams up by 1.33 lakh
"The sudden rise is due to the success schools started a few years ago where English medium was introduced and the first batch will be taking the SSC exams this year."
Robin Williams who died recently acted as a English teacher in the famous movie Dead Poets Society
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- Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman, one of the greatest poets of 'democracy'
Abraham Lincoln's World Famous Letter to his Son's Teacher
He will have to learn, I know,
that all men are not just, all men are not true.
But teach him also that
for every scoundrel there is a hero;
that for every selfish Politician,
there is a dedicated leader…
Teach him for every enemy there is a friend,
Steer him away from envy,
if you can,
teach him the secret of
Let him learn early that
the bullies are the easiest to lick…
Teach him, if you can,
the wonder of books…
But also give him quiet time
to ponder the eternal mystery of birds in the sky,
bees in the sun,
and the flowers on a green hillside.
In the school teach him
it is far honourable to fail
than to cheat…
Teach him to have faith
in his own ideas,
even if everyone tells him they are wrong…
Teach him to be gentle
with gentle people,
and tough with the tough. Try to give my son
the strength not to follow the crowd
when everyone is getting on the band
wagon… Teach him to listen to all men…
but teach him also to filter
all he hears on a screen of truth,
and take only the good
that comes through.
Teach him if you can,
how to laugh when he is sad…
Teach him there is no shame in tears,
Teach him to scoff at cynics
and to beware of too much sweetness…
Teach him to sell his brawn
and brain to the highest bidders
but never to put a price-tag
on his heart and soul.
Teach him to close his ears
to a howling mob
and to stand and fight
if he thinks he’s right.
Treat him gently,
but do not cuddle him,
because only the test
of fire makes fine steel.
Let him have the courage
to be impatient…
let him have the patience to be brave.
Teach him always
to have sublime faith in himself, because then he will have
sublime faith in mankind.
This is a big order,
but see what you can do…
He is such a fine little fellow,
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Karnataka English Textbook Topics
|Class VIII||Class IX||Class X|
|First Language||First Language||First Language|
|Second Language||Second Language||Second Language|
|Third Language||Third Language||Third Language|
|Somebodys Mother||My Beginnings|
|Work is Worship||Busy Bee||A day in the Ashrama|
|A magician with the ball||Coromandel Fishers||God Moves in a Mysterious Way|
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An interesting article by Rama Kant Agnihotri, Professor and Head, Department of Linguistics, University of Delhi.
"The idea that a tongue spoken by a large number of people across a territory is ‘pure’ and therefore must not be changed is wrong"