Being Redundant Means Saying the Same Things Over and Over Uncategorized / Writing & Grammar

Hello everyone:

Have you ever known someone who said the same things over and over again, repeatedly? I occasionally get students who do and it is a real snoozer.

It’s almost as bad as the folks who love to say “like” without end. I was seated next to some very sweet young ladies on a plane recently and they had a conversation that went something like this:

“He like told me like that like he like wanted to like go out to the like movies for like our date like on Saturday night, like.”

“Well, like, what like did you like say?”

“Well, I like told him like that like I didn’t want to like see that like movie because like I’d like already like seen it.”

“What did he like say?” [What??? Only one “like?”]

“Oh, he….” And then they noticed I was listening. Their conversation was volume controlled so that I like couldn’t like hear them. Like it or not.

Please, folks, when you are writing an essay, make sure you state your points clearly and concisely, without belaboring the issue. Okay, like?


Dr. Sheri


Sheri Dean Parmelee has a Ph.D. in Communication Studies from Regent University. She writes books on practical tips for people who become unexpectedly unmarried and is working on her second novel in a series of contemporary romance/suspense novels. She teaches at three colleges, working with students from freshmen to graduate students. Her hobbies include running 8 miles a day and reading biographies and fiction.

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