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Pleonasm

Posted by SR on October 30, 2003

Some serious, some light language discussion and observations at the link below. I list some material from the site for your perusal. I would appreciate additional information regarding your favourite language sites?

Ridiculous, repeated redundancies
"Venomous diatribes" is redundant; it's a type of redundancy known as a pleonasm. A 'diatribe' is always 'venomous.'
other examples...
'new recruit, general public, close proximity, revert back, huddle together, completely full...
ATM machine, general consensus, my personal opinion, PIN number, HIV virus, MAC card, AIDS syndrome,
SCUBA gear, reason why...'

http://www.geocities.com/CapeCanaveral/5229/p_rant01.htm