Saturday, April 14, 2007

Christmas decorations and language

Finally took down the last of them outside. (Hey - don't laugh! It's been cold! And I've, um, been busy! Yeah, real busy!!) I saw that the box said "Lighted, Twinkling Tree." Isn't that half redundant? I could see where a lighted tree might not be twinkling, but isn't a twinkling tree automatically a lighted tree? So wouldn't it be enough to label it "Twinkling Tree"?

2 Comments:

Blogger MariAdkins said...

Too funny. One of my aunt's sent me an Easter card that said, "It's Easter! You know what that means!" Inside it said, "Time to take down the Christmas lights!"

1:20 PM  
Blogger KPaffenroth said...

Inside the house decorations come down by Valentine's. Outside by Easter. That seems reasonable. But no linguistic redundancy.

1:25 PM  

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