Oxymoron: Biodiesel powered Hummer

Posted By on July 25, 2006

Biodiesel Hummer on Flickr
n. pl. ox·y·mo·ra or ox·y·mo·rons A rhetorical figure in which incongruous or contradictory terms are combined.

Ok so its a stretch to call this and ‘oxymoron, nevertheless I saw this photo that AutoblogGreen posted from Flickr images and chucked as I thought of the internal conflict some environmental groups might have when supporting biodiesel, while advocating the efficient use of resources. It is reflective of most of America … while we support causes that favor a cleaner environment and conservative use of resources, our actions often speak louder than our affiliations and our words. I’m the perfect example: I live in a bigger house than I need, run the AC when I could open a window, drive way too much, purchase food and consumer items in excess and yet still talk “conservation” as something that ‘we’ Americans should volutarily do. Such hypocrisy — yes another word worth a definition.

n. The practice of professing beliefs, feelings, or virtues that one does not hold or possess; falseness.


Desultory - des-uhl-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee

  1. lacking in consistency, constancy, or visible order, disconnected; fitful: desultory conversation.
  2. digressing from or unconnected with the main subject; random: a desultory remark.
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