by wpengine on March 4, 2009
Discuss this oxymoron in the comments below.
This is totally not an oxymoron. Two parties can come to an understanding that neither will reach a consensus. Hence… “Let’s agree to disagree”
other than the “totally” this exactly what i was going to say
Ahem… When two incongruous or contradictory terms are combined, often in the form of a figure of speech, an oxymoron is formed.
Reference… any reference. They all say the same thing. This figure of speech is an oxymoron. Morons.
Or shall we agree to disagree?
This site is full of crap.
i hate it when people say this to me to shut me up. Its usually because they cannot think of a good comeback.
i love this, because some people fail to realize that opinions are one`s thoughts, and are not always factual.
blah blah blah english is gay
so is your mom
More PC garbage. We disagree!
This isn't an oxymoron. When someone says “agree to disagree” it means “we're not getting anywhere, let's just agree that we disagree with each other and leave it at that”
Agreement concerning disagreement concerning some other subject is not oxymoronic. I say this entry should be removed.
True Oxymoron. If you disagree how can you agree. This statement means you are emphatic about your disagreement and want to quit the discoussion. You are NOT agreeing. The person that says this is the one copping out of clarifying their position because they have a weak case.
This is not an oxymoron. The agreement is that you will both agree that you cannot reach consensus or agreement on a particular topic.
I hate this one, something a lawyer would say and charge you money for his bit of wisdom.
Here’s your dunce cap, Seth. Now go stand INSIDE the back wall.
A pc [sic] person would never agree to disagree with anyone but a person with evidently superior talents and skills. pc [sic] people would spend the day forcing everyone to be nice. Now isn’t that the seed of a new oxymoron?
it is NOT an oxymoron. it means both you and I agree that we do not see the issue in the same way. I agree that you disagree with me and you agree that I disagree with you = agree to disagree.
most certainly NOT an oxymoron.
I’ve agreed to disagree
That would be the “seed” to a very boring way of interacting with people.
Everyone has made a good point but… something can not (be and not be) at the same time. A light switch only has an ‘on or off’ it either is or it isn’t. Realistically the context of the “disagreement” is the determining factor, as there are some things that are nonsensical and neither could know, which would make both parties full of B.S. Which is usually the case when this statement is made.
People may be better served to just admit that they disagree and be done with it and spend the time in proving their case. Note that the truth needs no argument, no one will disagree that 2+2=4.
agree to disagree ….while meeting the criteria of “a figure of speech by which a locution produces an incongruous, seemingly self-contradictory effect” is the only way to express the frustration of reasonable, rational individuals when confronted by beliefs and rationals of completely unreasonable and unrational individuals who only believe what they think.
Not an oxymoron lets agree (now) to disagree (to is a word which means future tense). So one is not doing two things at one time they are saying one after the other!
because no one ever says agree to disagree they always say ?”lets agree to disagree”
what is this
oxymoron=christian black metal band
It is used to end a disagreement with a positive out come for both
agree to disagree is what me and my ex did (:
I liked it very much, its a great
oxymoron example, don’t disagree to agree
this is my most favouite oxymoron! its short and spiteful
you’re very, very stupid indeed
I agree – that this is not an oxymoron. When you agree to disagree you are agreeing on the fact that you disagree, not on the original argument in question. You still disagree on that point – so there is no oxymoron going on. Two points, two opinions. One you agree on, one you don’t. End of story.
when we agree to disagree there is no solution
Im kinda new here but is it a oxymoron? Because can you agree to something and still at the same time disagree to something else? Maybe it is a oxymoron or maybe it’s not…. It’s all up to you.
definitely an oxymoron… you can agree and disagree at the same time. yet, you’re agreeing to disagree here. definitely an oxymoron
No, it means they’ll never agree with you and you’ll never agree with them. It’s ok for two people to have different thoughts and opinions….
NOT an oxymoron. Anybody who thinks it is needs to look up the definition. This just means that two or more parties agree than an agreement cannot be reached.
my mom says this to me all the time, Also now i have one example for my homework sheet thank you oxymoron list
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