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Re: Redundantly tautological pleonastic names #29669
10/14/01 02:52 PM
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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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Beryl Cooper #29671
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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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Re: Pleonarcissism #29672
10/16/01 01:30 PM
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Egads! I have been out-shone by a compliment.


Re: Pleonarcissism #29673
10/16/01 05:55 PM
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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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