Old Oxymoron English Dictionary board rejects ‘Brexiteer’ as nonsensical and orders use of ‘Breximoron’ instead


At an emergency meeting of the respected Old Oxymoron English Dictionary’s New Additions Board, Professor Naemeritus, Johann von Robertskinful, presented his case against the increasingly common but unhelpful and confusing use of the word ‘Brexiteer’. Prof Robertskinful said:

‘The word ‘Brexiteer’ suggests a kind of imaginative, swashbuckling manner so unlike that of prominent Leave figures such as Gove, Johnson or Davis. What more accurately characterises them is a plodding stupidity, lack of charisma and, in their ideas, a lack of logical coherence. They have much in common with the concept of an oxymoron where the two parts contradict rather than enhancing each other. The term ‘Military Intelligence’ is one of the better known oxymorons. Zo, I propose that this board recommend to all users of the OOED, that the term ‘Brexymoron’ be used in referring to leading proponents of Brexit and to Brexit concepts.’

The proposal was unanimously approved by the board.

A Breximoron can be a phrase about Brexit lacking internal coherence, a group or a person supporting Brexit who by definition lacks a coherence between what he thinks is true and what iss actually true. For clarification, here are some examples of a Breximoron:

Jacob Rees-Mogg

European Research Group

Great Britain

British diplomacy

British sea power

British influence

British decency

Independent Coastal State

Good trade deal with USA

Good trade deal with Russia





6 thoughts on “Old Oxymoron English Dictionary board rejects ‘Brexiteer’ as nonsensical and orders use of ‘Breximoron’ instead

  1. William Henderson December 12, 2018 / 10:27 am

    Yes, Johann, a very apt piece for the day the MPs of the Conservative (and Unionist) Party at Westminster – a political party whose UK-wide membership numbers are far fewer than those of the SNP – is to have a choice of who will or will not be Prime Minister of the UK Government thereby placing further doubt on the future of Britain’s EU membership. Think of it – 158 of the tiny subset of Conservatives who happen to be Westminster MPs shall blatantly demonstrate the power that our corrupt party-based ‘democracy’ has handed them.

    The terms ‘Tory’ and ‘no confidence’ would seem to be be oxymoronic.

    Liked by 1 person

    • William Henderson December 12, 2018 / 10:30 am

      Sorry, I seem to have an extra ‘be’ in my bonnet this morning.


    • johnrobertson834 December 12, 2018 / 11:15 am


      I’m rarely well-timed

      Should that be ‘Tory’ and ‘confidence’?


      • William Henderson December 12, 2018 / 1:10 pm

        No. Just for today it’s ‘no confidence’.

        Tomorrow most of them will be positively priapic as usual.

        Liked by 1 person

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