Superfluous Modifier Contest

Subject: Superfluous Modifier Contest
From: "Brad Barnes (T)" <blb -at- FORMTEK -dot- COM>
Date: Mon, 29 Jan 1996 20:37:34 -0500

I have a full bucket of superflous modifiers. (I call them redundancies.) Whatever you call them, these are all signs of gobbledygook.

a true fact
basic fundamentals
blue in color, red in color, etc.
each and every
end result
estimated at about
exact same
fell down
final outcome
ideas and thoughts
in addition to...also
near the vicinity of
new and improved
new beginning
new innovation
nice and sweet
reiterate again
resulting effect
retreat back
revert back
separate and distinct
soft and cuddly
updated and revised
various different
general consensus of opinion

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