On 7 July 2008, EastValleyTribune.com had a posting with the headline: "Mesa removes negative graffiti of Arpaio."
The EastValleyTribune.com's use of the phrase "negative graffiti" prompted me to learn a new word.
"Negative graffiti" is the opposite of "positive graffiti" and "positive graffiti" is an oxymoron. I didn't know what word is the opposite of oxymoron so I surfed the web for help and I found the word pleonasm.
"Negative graffiti" is a pleonastic phrase.
Creator: Gerald Thurman
Created: 08 July 2008