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By Dr. Verbos Metikulos

ONE AND THE SAME: Legal language is rife with redundancies, with good reason. The law firm for the Institute for the Linguistically Impaired, Makem, Payette & Hurt, tells us that lawyers have to be perfectly clear to idiots and fellow hair splitters, and often to people who are both. Therefore, they repeat themselves with suitably idiotic expressions.

But the rest of us should talk like actual humans. So be advised and informed, we demand and insist that everyone cease and desist using such expressions. Let us strive for a complete and total end to each and every one of these repetitive redundancies, in which both words are used to mean one and the same thing. It is only right and proper.

Simple language is better language.

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