Though most of us haven’t heard the word pleonasm, we hear, read, & use pleonasms every day.
Check over this list. I bet you can define pleonasm on your own.
hot water heater
break & enter
aid & abet
nape of the neck
So to finish up in pleonastic style, I’d like to thank each & every one of you for joining me here at Wordmonger this week.
Big thanks to this week’s sources: Etymonline, 200 Common Redundancies & a Thought Company article regarding George Carlin’s commentary, “Count the Superfluous Redundant Pleonastic Tautologies”
I write for teens, narrate audio books, bake bread, play music, and ponder the wonder of words in a foggy little town on California's central coast.