Oxymoronic Advice!

Have you ever tried to advise someone to do something, but phrased the advice in such a way that it runs counter to the advice you are giving?  Then congratulations, you have succeeded in giving oxymoronic advice.  Here are a few examples . . . enjoy!

Never use a long word when a diminutive one will suffice.

If I’ve told you once, I’ve told you a thousand times: Resist hyperbole.

Eschew obfuscation.

Avoid awkward or affected alliteration.

Last, but not least, avoid clichés like the plague.


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