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Pleonasms

The word is new to me: pleonasm, a phrase that uses more words than necessary to get a point across. Here are examples you’ve probably heard: 1. Nape of the neck. There’s only one nape, and it’s the back of your neck. It’s possible we get confused by the “scruffs” of animals’ necks since there are [...]

Say Pleonasm: 9 Common Phrases Longer Than They Need to Be

The word pleonasm describes phrases that use more words than necessary to get across a point. Sometimes a pleonasm is used for effect. Other times it’s just redundant. Here are some examples people use all the time. Add your own in the comments. Neck image via Shutterstock 1. Nape of the neck. There’s only one nape, and [...]

9 Things Everyone Should Know About North Dakota

Everyone gives North Dakota a hard time. Well, some people in Montana and South Dakota do. People in states farther away can’t name a single thing about it. But we should all give this place more respect. It might be cold, it might have long and tedious roads, and it might not even be a [...]