Back Yard, Backyard, or Back-Yard?
Which is correct? Backyard, back yard, or back-yard?Read More
Return of the Department of Redundancy Department: Scesis Onomaton
Scesis Onomaton, pronounced SKEE-sis uh-NO-muh-tahn, is a rhetorical device used to emphasize a point — often facetiously — by repeating the same idea in different words. For example:Read More
Department of Redundancy Department, Part 3: When Repetition Is OK
In our previous two discussions of redundancy, we covered tautology, which is using different words to say the same …Read More
The Department of Redundancy Department, Part 1: Tautology
Here’s a common problem most folks can’t put their finger on: the tautology.Read More