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self-styled anarchist youths

I have now seen this oxymoron too many times to not ask: what is a non-self-styled anarchist?

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.

by DoDo on Wed Jun 15th, 2011 at 12:09:03 PM EST
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A press-styled anarchist youth or so-called anarchist youth.

Economics is politics by other means
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Wed Jun 15th, 2011 at 12:33:11 PM EST
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Do you mean oxymoron or pleonasm?

Economics is politics by other means
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Wed Jun 15th, 2011 at 12:34:02 PM EST
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It's a redundant tautological pleonasm. At least on a Wednesday...

You can't be me, I'm taken
by Sven Triloqvist on Wed Jun 15th, 2011 at 01:01:37 PM EST
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Ah OK, self-styled anarchist is a pleonasm and non-self-styled anarchist would be the oxymoron.

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Wed Jun 15th, 2011 at 02:25:04 PM EST
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And an Anarchist Party would be the Oxymoron? What about "I style myself an anarchist." and "I call you an anarchist also." And what about the Anarcho-Syndicalists.

As the Dutch said while fighting the Spanish: "It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."
by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Wed Jun 15th, 2011 at 03:05:12 PM EST
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