Saturday, July 5, 2008

Random Thought: Iterate and Reiterate

Did you know that iterate and reiterate have the same meaning? They mean: to say or do again or again and again.

Ergo, saying that you "reiterate once more" is superfluous. So is "repeat again." Lawyers and even the Court are prone to such redundancy. Don't believe me? Click the link and search for the term highlighted for examples.

Needless to say, stating that you "iterate, reiterate and repeat again once more for the second time around" is stressing your point a tad too much.

Photo: sutefani in orlando, Creative Commons, Flickr

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