Redundancies

I accept many redundant expressions without realizing their redundancy.  Here are some:

Unsolved Mystery –  A mystery solved is not a mystery.

Old Antique – Are there new antiques?

Added Bonus – Isn’t a bonus an added feature?

End Result – Which came first, the end or the result?

PIN Number – Personal Identification Number Number.

General Public – Does public need a general?

Actual Fact – Is a fact a fact if it isn’t actual?

Free Gift – Is it a gift if it costs money?

Past History – Is there history that isn’t past?

I could go on and on and continue, and go on and on some more and continue.

Besides finding redundancy lists online, Richard Kallan has a book of redundancies titled,  Armed Gunmen, True Facts, and Other Ridiculous Nonsense: A Compiled Compendium of Repetitive Redundancies.

Did I mention how I accept many redundant expressions without realizing their redundancy?

 

https://www.thoughtco.com/common-redundancies-in-english-1692776

https://www.amazon.ca/Armed-Gunmen-Facts-Ridiculous-Nonsense/dp/0375423524

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About Gary Johnston

I am an imaginary number -- a symbol used to count and measure. As Senior Imaginary Number at Einstein Equations Incorporated, I facilitate the calculation of the impossible.

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