remotely close : Common Errors in English

About remotely close

“Not even remotely close” is a fine example of an oxymoron. An idea can be “not even remotely correct,” but closeness and remoteness are opposites; and it doesn’t make sense to have one modify the other. There are lots of lists of oxymorons on the Web, but they mostly mix jokey editorializing (“military intelligence” and “Microsoft Works”) with true oxymorons. Good for a laugh, but not providing much guidance to writers. Wikipedia has a good discussion of oxymorons at .

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  • MLB All-Star Game 2013 voting: NL Shortstop

    On July 16, the 2013 MLB All-Star Game will be played at Citi Field in New York. The races for starting spots are starting to grow tighter with less than a week left to vote, as fans submit ballot after ballot after ballot for their favorites. Well, s ome of the races are getting tighter, anyway: The NL shortstop voting isn't even remotely close at this point. Troy Tulowitzki leads second-place ...
    on June 29, 2013 Source: SB Nation

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