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#29669 - 10/14/01 10:52 AM Re: Redundantly tautological pleonastic names
stales Offline
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"barrel, Beryl, Shirl, Earl, squirrel, quarrel, and even Earl, Jr., all come out pretty much the same"

Well, to us here in the Antipodes, you're coming out like a hick!

Barr-rell, Beh-rill, Sherl, Erl, skwih-rool, kwoh-rool.

Sheesh

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#29670 - 10/14/01 11:15 AM Post deleted by Wordwind
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#29671 - 10/15/01 01:10 PM Beryl Cooper
TEd Remington Offline
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isn't exactly a pleonasm in the sense in which this thread started. A cooper is not a barrel, but rather a barrel maker.

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#29672 - 10/16/01 09:30 AM Re: Pleonarcissism
plutarch Offline
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Egads! I have been out-shone by a compliment.


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#29673 - 10/16/01 01:55 PM Re: Pleonarcissism
Wordwind Offline
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So, Plu', "Belle Bell" would be an example of a pleonastic pleonarcissism, yes? (Mebbe "Beau Bell," too--hmmmmm, and then monkeys named "Bo-Bo" have names derived from pleonarcissisms==Beau Beau...???)

Now I'm wondering about "leonasms..." Would a pleonastic leonasm be something like "Rex King"?
Of course, if an egotistical, self-named pseudo-king, "Rex King" could be a pleonastic, pleonarcissistic, leonasm.

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WW

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