From the Department of Redundancy Department

Something’s been bothering me lately.  Maybe it’s just because I’m getting older and more curmudgeonly, but it’s really starting to get on my nerves.

I see an article or column that looks interesting to me so I click on it and I see this:

Can someone please explain to me why they have to repeat the same information that was contained in the headline in the subhead and then again in the first sentence of the column?

I kind of get tired of reading the same words over and over and over again.

After the third time reading the same thing, I gave up and never even bothered reading the article. It annoyed me that badly.

I know I get a bit wordy on my blog (from the department of understatement department) but at least I don’t continually just repeat myself.

Another thing that bugs me is when commentators are quoting twits from twitter, they type the entire tweet, and then copy the tweet. In my feed reader, it just appears as if they said the same thing twice. Even if you go to the article and the copied tweet is formatted differently, why do you have to type the quote if you’re going to post it in its entirety anyway?

Maybe they do that if they fear the tweet will disappear? If so, why not just screenshot it for posterity? still no need to quote the whole thing. It bugs me to read the exact same words twice.

Anyway, just thought I’d vent after the Ron Perlman story above grated on my last nerve.


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