Stuff that you don't like it when people say it because it explains the thing that you already knew about

I don’t like it when every now and then you’ll see someone say “It’s nice and al dente, it’s got a bit of bite” because I already know what “al dente” means so the second bit is unnecessary.

This is a thread for things like that but nobody is allowed to say “it’s like marmite, you either love it or you hate it” because that is in and of itself a ‘stuff that you don’t like it when people say it because it explains the thing that you already knew about’

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Tautology, isn’t it not.

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What is tautology?

Still think it should be ‘marmite, you either love it or should try using it more sparingly’

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the saying of the same thing twice over in different words, generally considered to be a fault of style (e.g. they arrived one after the other in succession ).

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Haddaway’s first draft was somewhat redundant

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Thanks

My pleasure.

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*Thanks, I’m grateful for that

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Hahahaha!

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*My pleasure, happy to.

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*hahahahaha, that was a funny post

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Fixed.

During one of my interviews for university I was asked to define tautology, unfortunately at the time I had no fucking idea. “Taut… tight… when a sentence is very short?” Looking at me like I was a bit of an idiot, the interviewer kindly offered a prompt: “Something about repetition?” This magically kickstarted a memory of actually knowing what tautology was, and I blurted out, “Oh yes, expressing the same thing in multiple ways, like in Henry V when Fluellen says ‘He is a magnanimous man, a generous man, a kind-hearted man’” (I’ve just looked and no such quote exists, god knows where I pulled that from).

Anyway, I got the place, and now I’m a big shot writer guy.

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I first heard it as a kid when my day returned from a parents’ evening appalled that a teacher had said ‘me, myself, personally’.

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Nah, anyone who thinks they hate marmite aren’t going to be turned by more marmite, using less however they may be pleasantly surprised

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I don’t like it when people say eg ‘have you seen that bit of Alan partridge, it’s well funny’.

And you say ‘yes of course I have seen it’

And then they proceed to quote the entire scene at you anyway but obviously nowhere near as well or funny as the actual actors.

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Do you ever listen to Nick Abbot on LBC?

Not that I know of (no)