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“Many Fewer Perks?” Hmmm…


Today, I re-introduce the word oxymoron. I like to say that my brother went to Occidental College, whose nickname is Oxy, thus making him an oxymoron.

But I digress.

An oxymoron is “a combination of contradictory or incongruous words.” Common examples include jumbo shrimp, new classic, recorded live, definite maybe, original copy, open secret, pretty ugly, random order and working vacation.

Today, a networker introduced me to this one: many fewer perks.

He was discussing long-term health insurance and how important it was to sign up fast before some benefits disappear. But he said, “many fewer perks.”

I don’t believe what I heard.

Until next time! Use the right words!

leebarnathan.com

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August 5, 2014 - Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , ,

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