Supporting your high street Find out how »
Basket Image


Seriously Funny, and Other Oxymorons, Hardback Book

Seriously Funny, and Other Oxymorons Hardback

Part of the Gift Books series


'Brilliant! Will make a perfect Xmas stocking filler' Bronya Ralley'Delightful.

This dip-in-anywhere book put a smile on my face from the first page . . . for everyone who likes a good chuckle' Ruth MilliganAs we all know, the oxymoron is one of the great beauties of the English language.

It has been defined as 'a figure of speech that juxtaposes elements that appear to be contradictory'.

Famous examples would include 'bitter-sweet', 'open secret' and 'compassionate Conservatism'. Seriously Funny, and Other Oxymorons brings together a great many examples of the oxymoron genre, amusingly illustrated by Paul Thomas. The book is arranged according to various categories ranging from Popular Culture to Political Principles and Business Ethics, all covered in Simon Brett's inimitably witty style. Anyone with an 'unbiased opinion' will quickly grasp that Seriously Funny makes a 'devilishly nice' book.


Other Formats



Free Home Delivery

on all orders

Pick up orders

from local bookshops

Also in the Gift Books series   |  View all