Illogical English #18 Oxymoron

An oxymoron is an expression containing two words that shouldn’t be together. Sometimes they are made up by the speaker without thinking ahead, but other times they are commonly used expressions.
One such example is “Act naturally.” If one is acting, then it cannot be natural. I suppose it should be “Be natural” but somehow people tend to say “act”.

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