by wpengine on March 5, 2009
Discuss this oxymoron in the comments below.
artificial grass is fun to play on
It's also good to lie on (or about – fake?).
I agree. Artificial grass tend to give out many benefits. Just like in environmental issues. As our weather grows warmer there will be more pressure on restricting water usage. Hose pipe restrictions can really destroy a natural lawn, but artificial grass will not be affected. Another benefit from artificial grass is that it actively helps the environment.
This oxymoron is that the word 'grass' is suppose to be authentic and real. However, the word 'artificial' before give its a fake meaning. So basically you have to terms meaning fake and real which create an oxymoron. Speaking of artificial grass, it is a great alternative solution. It looks and feels real like natural grass without having to maintain it such as watering, mowing, and trimming. There has been a great trend in residential areas switching over to artificial grass because of those reasons. Its truly a great alternative, and should be considered.
I was watching penn and tellers show called bullshit, and it seemed like having artificial grass was just as much a hassle as real grass. grass is a dumb idea imo.
artificial grass usually has black stuff
“Artificial grass” is not an oxymoron at all. There is no inherent contradiction, and if it were maintained that there is such an inherent contradiction, then all combinations with “artificial” would be oxymorons. This would make the word “artificial” quite useless—which it isn’t.
Perhaps combinations where the headword is in direct contrast with the qualifier “artificial” could be considered oxymorons: “artificial reality” for instance. (This might mean something like that other oxymoron, “virtual reality”.)
You’re absolutely right.
I agree with Bessel Dekker, this is not an oxymoron. Nothing really says grass has to be real, artificial turf is used all the time, for example in baseball stadiums.
No artificial grass is not an oxymoron as it is not self contradictory and describes exactly what the product is
This is not an oxymoron as artificial grass is not self contradictory in itself, just like “model car” is not .
Why is this part of the list??? Someone should probably remove it…
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