180. Oxymorons I Love
An oxymoron is a figure of speech that combines contradictory terms. I always liked the fact that words could be used in extraordinary ways or with specialized meaning not based on the literal meaning of the words themselves.
Figures of speech often provide emphasis, freshness of expression, or
clarity. However, clarity may also suffer from their use, as any figure
of speech introduces an ambiguity between literal and figurative
interpretation. I even like the words for various figures of speech such as idiom, metaphor, simile, hyperbole, personification or alliteration. They all have a lovely sound.
Oxymorons in particular have always fascinated me because of the paradox the words often present. For example, I like the common usage of paradoxical oxymorons such as military intelligence, deafening silence, sweet sorrow, silent scream, random order, educated guess, and my favorite, accidentally on purpose.
That's why when I saw the shop located in the little Agave Court Shopping Center on Williams Drive called "Hippie Cowgirl", I just had to laugh. I appreciate the humor of the oxymoronic name. It is a classic paradox of terms; hippies were the exact opposite in philosophy of cowgirls. But fashion-wise, it is a great mash-up!
What could be better? The laid back bohemian style of a hippie with a little dash of western flair and flash! Hippie Cowgirl describes itself as a contemporary western boutique and they have unique apparel, accessories, jewelry, gifts and more. You can find the most interesting t-shirts, cowboy boots, funky jewelry, tote bags, jeweled flip flops and belts.
The Agave Court Shopping Center itself is pretty cool. It is reminiscent of the Spanish Colonial architecture style of buildings made of stucco that encircle a courtyard or patio. If you go there at lunchtime you can stop in at BB's Home Cooking for good food and relaxed atmosphere.
Check out the Hippie Cowgirl's 4th of July celebration on Thursday evening June 30th, from 6-8 p.m. They will have store specials, frozen drinks, and snacks! Be sure to rsvp on Facebook.
Location: Hippie Cowgirl
4701 Williams Drive, Bldg. 3
Georgetown, TX 78633
Hours: Mon. 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Tues.-Fri. 10 a.m.- 6 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
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