Pleonasms, Redundancies & Redundant Phrases
by wpengine on November 30, 1999
Discuss this pleonasm in the comments below.
This is SO commonly, and annoyingly used…
Our local weatherman uses this phrase – over and over and over. It drives me nuts!
It reminds me the common usage ‘fell down’, while ‘fell’ is enough. Nothing and no one can ‘fall up’.
Vaikom Madhu, Kottayam, Kerala, India
Is this not just a reaffirmation not a pleonasm? Or perhaps all pleonasms are reaffirmations, annoying but not wrong in the truest sense.
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pleonasm: 1. the use of more words than are necessary to express an idea; redundancy. 2. an instance of this, as free gift or true fact. 3. a redundant word or expression.