phrases, sayings, idioms and expressions at

Phrases, Sayings and Idioms Home > Discussion Forum

Re: Language sites

Posted by ESC on October 30, 2003

In Reply to: 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

I subscribe to three word-of-the day services:

Buzzword of the Day
http://www.buzzwhack.com

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day
http://www.merriam-webster.com/cgi-bin/mwwod.pl

and

Word Spy
http://www.wordspy.com/subscribe.asp