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"foolish ADHERENCE to consistency"

"ADHERENCE" is an addundance, birdfeed.


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"ADHERENCE" is an addundance, birdfeed."

Hwt?


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re "ADHERENCE" is an addundance, birdfeed: Hwt?

One cannot be consistent without adhering to consistency, birdfeed.

I make note of this more out of regard for Emerson's poetry than out of regard for the virtues of brevity.



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One cannot be consistent without adhering to consistency

Or, to put it another way, consistency is adherently consistent.

There I go battologizing again.



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battologize

(v. t.) To keep repeating needlessly; to iterate.

~1913 Webster's Dictionary.

Delicious!




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battologize

From Greek battologia 'argologia, akairologia' (a rare word) < bat(t)alos 'anus; stammerer' (cf. proktos 'anus' and battarizo 'to stammer'). Somehow fitting.


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re battologize: "Delicious!"

Yes, it is a good word, Father Steve. Wordwind found it ["Tongue Twister" thread].

re Somehow fitting

You got me there, jheem.






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