Quote: "For most teens…you can have oral sex and be a virgin." Natalie Fuller, 19, a sophomore at Orange Coast College in Costa Mesa, Calif., quoted in USA Today.
Figure of Speech: enantiosis (eh nan tie OH sis), the figure of contraries.
Showing how much our young people have in common with Bill Clinton, Ms. Fuller uses a neat enantiosis, an ironic device that combines seemingly incompatible concepts. An enantiosis is a figure of thought much the way an oxymoron is a figure of speech. Both mix oil and water to produce pure gold.
Snappy Answer: "And a lap dance is light petting."