jumbo shrimp

Discuss this oxymoron in the comments below.


  • ALAN

    This is NOT an oxymoron, contrary to popular belief. any more than “jumbo dog” or “jumbo orangutan” would be an oxymoron. The name of the animal is shrimp. Shrimp has only come to mean small in popular usage. but the animal was not called a “shrimp” because it was small. “Shrimp” has come to mean “small” because it's comparatively a small animal.

  • yourmother

    what a fag. of course its an oxy moron you shit taco. grow some brains

  • http://twitter.com/nnamdi007 Nnamdi Nnachi

    haha shit taco

  • chalupaman

    chalupas are schmexy!!!

  • chalupaman

    i enjoy chalupas

  • chalupaman

    o by the way it is a freakin oxymoron you pile of s***

  • chalupaman

    i luv ca$h

  • Guest

    chalupaman is an oxymoron, and so is jumbo shrimp

  • Singh500041

    honney doesn't know what hes talking about/jumbo shrip means something is big and shrip means small

  • Singh500041

    preeeeateammmmmm doesnt sait n'importe quoi, le papa de nigggas de lol est en haut dans cette chienne

  • minikani58

    I like this one becuz it is super funny, but is used in everyday life. YAHOO for “jumbo shrimp”!!
    (besides, they taste WONDERFUL…)
    =D

  • minikani58

    I like this one becuz it is super funny, but is used in everyday life. YAHOO for “jumbo shrimp”!!
    (besides, they taste WONDERFUL…)
    =D

  • Jamaltay

    Idiot!

  • Kylie

    uh yea it is smart one: jumbo = big shrimp = small they are opposite DUH!

  • Fuasdlka Hdadas

    what thee hell./?

  • OxymoronGurl

    This is a really good oxymoron, people! shrimp is usually a small, petite thing, but the jumbo part…. Oh, that just makes it!!!!!!!!

  • OxymoronGurl

    IT IS AN OXYMORON!!!!!!!!!!!!! SHRIMP ARE ALWAYS SMALL AND THE “JUMBO” PART MAKES IT ONE!!!!!!!!!!! I SWEAR…………. some people!

  • NotSoLiteral_101~JusDaFactz

    Actually, whoever the hell put up “jumbo shrimp” was talking generally. So, generally speaking, using “jumbo” generally would be “big” and “shrimp” would mean small. it is an oxymoron, if you don’t stoop to pathetic literal thinking as you have proved. It’s GENERAL!!! So popular belief is VERY acceptable.

  • Tali_am98

    one of the best oxymorons

  • whoyoucallinjumboshrimp

    YES! Exactly! If you’re calling someone a “shrimp” meaning small or little, and then adding the adjective “jumbo,” THEN it’s an oxymoron. “Shrimp” in the sense of food is an animal. Crustacean. Shellfish. Nothing else. They’re not always small, and the word doesn’t mean small in this sense. Adding “jumbo” doesn’t make the food an oxymoron.

    However, like I said before, if you were to call a *person* “jumbo shrimp” (which really wouldn’t make much sense anyway), it would be an oxymoron; you’re describing them as an…over-sized small person? The food is simply jumbo shrimp. It doesn’t contradict itself because of the multiple meanings of the word “shrimp.”

  • shelfishsellfish

    No, because it’s not an oxymoron if you’re talking about the food.

    If you’re calling someone a “shrimp” meaning small or little, and then adding the adjective “jumbo,” THEN it’s an oxymoron. “Shrimp” in the sense of food is an animal. Crustacean. Shellfish. Nothing else. They’re not always small, and the word doesn’t mean small in this sense. Adding “jumbo” doesn’t make the food an oxymoron.

    However, like I said before, if you were to call a *person* “jumbo shrimp” (which really wouldn’t make much sense anyway), it would be an oxymoron; you’re describing them as an…over-sized small person? The food is simply jumbo shrimp. It doesn’t contradict itself because of the multiple meanings of the word “shrimp.”

  • parker

    Jumbo shrimp

  • jane doe
  • Tony

    Jumbo Shrimp





 
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