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"foolish ADHERENCE to consistency"
"ADHERENCE" is an addundance, birdfeed.
"ADHERENCE" is an addundance, birdfeed."
re "ADHERENCE" is an addundance, birdfeed: Hwæt?
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.
One cannot be consistent without adhering to consistency
Or, to put it another way, consistency is adherently consistent.
There I go battologizing again.
(v. t.) To keep repeating needlessly; to iterate.
~1913 Webster's Dictionary.
From Greek battologia 'argologia, akairologia' (a rare word) < bat(t)alos 'anus; stammerer' (cf. proktos 'anus' and battarizo 'to stammer'). Somehow fitting.
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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