A collection is a group, for example a "greatest hits" album, or a traditional collection (e.g. of stamps, thimbles, or whatnot.)


The English language has often been criticized for being a mishmash of different languages with no clear rules. While this is true to some extent, this characteristic of the language allows you to make powerful statements, both in the intensity of feeling and the complexity of communication. The Oxymoron is a language construct which appears false, but which is often correct at some deeper level. Oxymoronica is Dr. Mardy Grothe's book about them, and it contains fourteen hundred of the doctor's favorite oxymoronic quotes.

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I heard a funny story today

A shy teenage boy finally worked up the nerve to give a gift to Madonna, a young puppy. It hitched its waggin' to a star.

A girl spent a couple hours on the phone talking to her two best friends, Maureen Jones, and Maureen Brown. When asked by her father why she had been on the phone so long, she responded "I heard a funny story today and I've been telling it to the Maureens."

— Unknown
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