The actual conversations I have with my kids- are funnier than anything I could make up. Take this jewel:
(I am applying sunscreen to his face before the beach)
Tucker: Geez mom, why can't you just use the Oxymoron?
Me: The what? (thinking Jumbo Shrimp? Marital Bliss?....whaaaa?)
Tucker: The Oxymoron stuff...the sunscreen that stays white on my nose.
Me: um, I think you mean Zinc Oxide.
Tucker: Yeah- whatever...the other stuff.
I did not want to laugh...but I did. And later I reflected on my 7 year olds growing vocabulary. No, he clearly doesn't know the meaning of the word Oxymoron.....but at least he knows the WORD. I think that is awfully good. Wait...now that phrase IS an oxymoron.
ox·y·mo·ron /ˌɒksɪˈmɔrɒn, -ˈmoʊr-/ ok-si-mawr-on, -mohr-] –noun, plural -mo·ra Rhetoric. A figure of speech by which a locution produces an incongruous, seemingly self-contradictory effect.