Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Wednesday Word of the Day

Pleonasm \PLEE-uh-naz-uhm\, noun:
1. The use of more words than are necessary to express an idea; as, "I saw it with my own eyes."
2. An instance or example of pleonasm.
3. A superfluous word or expression.

~Huh, so this is the name of my run-on sentence problem!  LOL  Yes, I find plenty of pleonasm's during editing - which I suppose it the point of that step.  :)  See, now when I come across a pleonasm I'll know the name of the thing rather than calling it a crappy sentence.   ;)~


  1. Great word!! And....guilty!! lol! Love your new page design!

  2. lol... Pleonasm is my middle name at times. I think it has to do with living in your imagination while writing, and trying to get everything down... just a guess, though.

    Like the new font!

  3. Heh Heh...I think all writers are guilty of this word, Bree. Especially when our muse decides it's time to put the hammer down. ;)

    Thanks, I like the new page as well. I thought it was time to change it up a bit.

  4. Absolutely Savanna! Ya know, I'd rather deal with the pleonasm in editing and not give up the verbal flow when it comes. :)

    Thanks! Isn't the font fun, blogger has added some wonderful variations since the last time I looked.