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#141913 04/11/05 05:31 PM
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A local news anchor said, "After the break, an upcoming appearance by a famous pop star."

Can someone be a pop star and not be famous?

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#141914 04/11/05 07:29 PM
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Perhaps the distinction being made was not between fame and obscurity, but between fame and infamy. "A famous pop star" to make it clear that the person in question was not Michael Jackson.


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Thanks for the laugh, Vernon.

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In that sentence, there is even a second redundancy, in my view: After.. and upcoming - but probably this is necessary in a medium which you only listen to with half an ear.


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>>After the break, an upcoming appearance

more sloppy than redundant: after [this commercial] break, [we'll have news of] an upcoming appearance by...


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In her "coverage" of the Oscars, Joan Rivers used the phrase "well-known celebrities." I thought to point this redundancy out to her but she's not in my speed-dialer.



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I agree with all of you. No doubt I am guilty, from time to time, of similar redundancies, but I would try not to do it on camera.

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So what's wrong with a little redundancy? There's times when y'all prescrips pule and micturate when folks *don't use redundancy.


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So what's wrong with a little redundancy?

When Joan Rivers does it, it is a bad thing.



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>In her "coverage" of the Oscars, Joan Rivers used the phrase "well-known celebrities."

In an unnecessary effort, one assumes, to differentiate between well-known celebrities and less-er-known celebrities like herself.



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