cancel
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 

You are redundant!

N/A

You are redundant!

Bad mistake
PIN Number
Best regards

Any more?
40 REPLIES
N/A

You are redundant!

Have I missed anything interesting?
Community Veteran
Posts: 6,983
Thanks: 8
Registered: 10-04-2007

You are redundant!

If you have then I have as well?Huh
N/A

You are redundant!

Way over my head.
holdtight
Grafter
Posts: 1,634
Registered: 15-06-2007

You are redundant!

Mine too ! cant make head or tail.
N/A

You are redundant!

Quote
Bad mistake
PIN Number
Best regards


I get it!!

PIN Number - Personal Identification Number Number

It's all to do with unnecessary redundant repetition.
N/A

You are redundant!

Nope, still over my head.
N/A

You are redundant!

Dunno if this one applies:

Unforseen accident
N/A

You are redundant!

Penny drops. :roll:
Alecto
Grafter
Posts: 2,886
Registered: 30-07-2007

You are redundant!

Like a Universal Panacea, I suppose.
They're all supposed to be examples of tautology - though I don't see why regards would imply best, any more than wishes.

And how about everything being "decimated" nowadays? The origin was when Roman soldiers were punished by having one in ten of their number killed, so if not exactly one in ten of any given population were killed, that population would not really be decimated.

(Yes I know that's not the same thing, but it still gets on my nerves).
N/A

You are redundant!

Quote
I don't see why regards would imply best

My dictionary defines regards as
To hold in esteem or respect

'Best regards' is therefore needless repetition. (I take it esteem and respect are both 'high')

Law hill is another fine example of tautology. (law=scottish word meaning hill)

Universal Panacea certainly qualifies as well.

Now that people know what I'm talking about, maybe I'll get a few more replies :roll:
N/A

You are redundant!

Alternatively (and maybe easier), maybe could give their favourite oxymoron (A rhetorical figure in which incongruous or contradictory terms are combined, as in a deafening silence and a mournful optimist.)

My favourite is Sun reader. Smiley
LiamM
Grafter
Posts: 5,636
Registered: 12-08-2007

You are redundant!

According to my friend, who is chinese, the word 'Ketchup' is Chinese for Tomato Sauce.

So when we say Tomato Ketchup, we're saying Tomato Tomato Sauce Wink
Community Veteran
Posts: 5,878
Registered: 04-04-2007

You are redundant!

Quote
PIN Number - Personal Identification Number Number


Yeah you often see a few of these and they can be iritating when you already know what they mean.

An odd one is php - it stands for php hypertext preprocessor which is silly.

Chris
Community Veteran
Posts: 5,877
Thanks: 1
Registered: 05-04-2007

You are redundant!

Going with php what about:

GNU: GNU's not Unix