There are over a million individual words in English. Most of them are quite obscure and deserve better attention than they get. This week I’m starting a new weekly series to highlight a few of the little-known, iconoclastic or just plain sillier ones.
This week’s word is pleonasm. It means using more words than needed to convey a meaning – ‘she smiled happily’, for instance.
Note how that definition isn’t pleonastic. Your challenge? Write a sentence (or two) in the comments using this word. Go on. You know you want to…
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