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#1636 - 04/27/00 09:32 PM Redundancies
pieman Offline

Registered: 04/27/00
Posts: 20
I'll keep trying to think of some redundant acronyms, but in the meantime between time here are some plain old redundancies.

underground tunnel
fasten together
brief synopsis

Can we brainstorm for a few more?


#1637 - 04/28/00 10:02 AM Re: Redundancies
pieman Offline

Registered: 04/27/00
Posts: 20
How about "inner core".
I heard that one one the radio this morning.


#1638 - 04/29/00 03:28 AM Re: Redundancies
lusy Offline

Registered: 03/16/00
Posts: 140
Loc: Melbourne, Australia
I think my (least) favourite is "forward planning".


#1639 - 04/30/00 06:14 AM Redundancies
tututu Offline

Registered: 04/03/00
Posts: 23
Loc: Bellingham, WA USA
As opposed to oxymorons: which are more fun to find.
fresh frozen
friendly fire
Christian Scientists
rap music
plastic silverware
sweet sorrow
and peace force....

But back to the original topic....
The KGB group: Komitet Gosudarstvennoy Bezopasnosti


#1640 - 04/30/00 06:23 AM Re: Redundancies
tututu Offline

Registered: 04/03/00
Posts: 23
Loc: Bellingham, WA USA
You are all way too serious. Words are the most fun I have....

I understand the government has assembled a Task Force on Amphibian Declines and Deformities (TADD) to investigate the deaths of frogs, toads and salamanders. At a recent meeting they took a survey---their first TADD poll.

So sorry...if demanded, I will refrain from further posts!
Who is your "resident alien" leader? Am I to be taken to task before the "word prefect"?


#1641 - 05/01/00 12:56 AM Re: Redundancies
Bear Offline

Registered: 04/29/00
Posts: 5

Re nonacronymic reduncancies: Have these two already been done to death here?

ATM machine
PIN number

(Granted, "PIN" is an acronym, but I'm not submitting the whole phrase as an acronymic redundancy.)

#1642 - 05/08/00 03:08 PM Re: Redundancies
sholmes Offline

Registered: 03/17/00
Posts: 6
One I grind my teeth to avoid commenting on is "hot water heater". One doesn't have to heat hot water!

#1643 - 05/08/00 04:07 PM Re: Redundancies
Jackie Online   content

Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 03/15/00
Posts: 11613
Loc: Louisville, Kentucky
My least favorite is in the opposite direction of lusy's:
return back.

#1644 - 05/09/00 03:15 AM Re: Redundancies
jmh Offline

Registered: 03/22/00
Posts: 1981
>plastic silverware
I've always found that strange. For non US readers - (silverware=cutlery), so our plastic cutlery (knives and forks, spoons) would be "silverware" - do you get free silverware in yoghurt pots?

Along the same lines - state room (on a boat) = cabin, I was expecting Louis XIV funiture and gold plating everywhere!

>fresh frozen
We were given some Betty Crocker cake mix which had "with artificial flavorings" proclaimed proudly across the pack

- we keep quiet about that kind of thing here - it's usually buried deep in the small print.

>friendly fire
You can just see the smiles on their faces, can't you!

not quite oxymorons but along the same lines:
>farm fresh eggs
= eggs from battery hens who have never set foot in a farm
> home made (on pub or service station menu)
re-heated frozen food, made in a factory

#1645 - 05/10/00 02:32 PM Re: Oxymoron
David108 Offline

Registered: 05/09/00
Posts: 112
Loc: Auckland, New Zealand
I quail at "microwave safe", and of course the oldest of them all, "military intelligence".

When being given directions by someone I had to visit, I was told to approach a traffic circle, and make a 180 turn, to get to the other side of the median barrier before turning off the main road. The short version: "go back on yourself"!

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