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Past experience

Posted by Lotg on May 09, 2003

OK, well I'm still on my superfluous word bandwagon...

In a recent discussion with a friend he said, 'well I know from past experience'. And I queried what other experience could he possibly have. He argued that it could be possible that he could be discussing future experience. Sounded dodgy to me. Am I wrong that 'past' is an unnecessary adjective here?