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Examples of Tautology


Post by natttt
Posted on 2011-01-11 10:54:09
a tautology is an unnecessary or unessential (and sometimes unintentional) repetition of meaning, using different and dissimilar words that effectively say the same thing (often originally from different languages).

Examples of tautological expressions:

* The reason why" or "the reason is because: "reason" is already by definition a description of why something happens.
* Free gift: "gift" is, by definition, something given without charge.
* Cheapest price: "cheapest" means "lowest priced", thus "cheapest price" is actually "lowest priced price". Also it is almost a non-sense, as a price is not to be bought.

More examples of tautology:

* All crows are either black, or they are not black.
* The dress cost me $100 dollars.
* In my opinion, I think that...
* So the organization expects joint cooperation from its members.
* This is a short summary of...
* They are distributing free gifts!
* One after the other in succession...
* What is your PIN number (the acronym stands for Personal Identification Number).
* ATM machine (the acronym stands for Automated Teller Machine).
* Very unique.
* To reiterate again.
* Please R.S.V.P. (that acronym stands for the French Respondez, s"il vous plait, or, Respond, please).
* First priority.
* Close proximity.
* They decided to return again for a second time to that old ancient house.
* 3 am. in the morning.
* Necessary requirement.
* The reason is because.
* And etc. (Et cetera is latin for and so on, so now you"ve got "and and so on").
* CD-ROM disk (The disk part is taken care of with the CD - compact disk.).
* Adequate enough.
* Today"s modern technology.
* It is new innovation.
* Lonely isolation.
* Thanks to their joint collaboration the archaeologists found the handwritten manuscript in the destroyed ruins of the monastery.
* Either it will rain tomorrow, or it won"t. (logical tautology).
* I never make predictions, especially about the future.
* I ate a tuna fish sandwich.
* The plumber fixed our hot water heater.
* Frozen Ice.
* The group wanted to climb up to the very summit at the top of the mountain.
* Added Bonus.
* A wishful start, one might say, but it was certainly a time of surreal dreams.
* I made it with my own hands for you.
* Me myself personally cordially invite you to the party.
* Puzzling problem, isn"t it?
* I"m having an "An American Werewolf in London" movie night at my place.
* It was his usual, habitual custom to have a bacon sandwich for breakfast.
* It"s déjà vu all over again.
* That is indeed a sad misfortune.
* Seafaring mariner.
* The wall was marred by a small, tiny speck of paint.
* Suspense thriller.
* First and foremost, lets begin.
* Bits and pieces
* All well and good; to all intents and purposes; cool, calm, and collected.
* The vast majority.
* The vote was completely and totally unanimous.
* She herself had written her autobiography of her own life in just two weeks.
* Forward planning.
* With malice toward none, with charity for all. - Abraham Lincoln.
* I upgraded the RAM memory of my computer.
* A huge great big man.
* Say it over again once more.

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