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Does anyone else think "critically important" is redundant?
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Does anyone else think "critically important" is redundant? TMFBro

It usually is, used by the majority of people who know nothing about grammar, but it can mean something that is important and is about to blow up, or melt down, or cause some sort of catastrophe if it is not attended to immediately. Something important might not be immediately catstrophic, but it will still be a bad idea to ignore whatever it is.
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Does anyone else think "critically important" is redundant?

Then there's the ever popular department store sign, "Free Gift."

There's another kind?

Nancy
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Does anyone else think "critically important" is redundant?

Then there's the ever popular department store sign, "Free Gift."

There's another kind?

Nancy



Past history.



Gayle
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Past history.

And its yearbook-signing cousin, "Good luck in the future."

phantomdiver
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Past history.

History is a social construct and, as such, it can and does change. So what is history today may not be history tomorrow. Thus "past history" could make perfect sense. I agree that it is not usually used in this sense but we should not condemn the phrase.

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Then there's the ever popular department store sign, "Free Gift."
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what about "most unique?"

Get our most unique free gift today!

Catherine
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Is the following redundant?


50% Off




- ShelbyBoy
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Is the following redundant? 50% Off

Argh - reminds me of when I worked in retail. Every year after Christmas, we would take two tables, place all the selected books on the table with a BIG red sign, then lable EACH book on the table with a BIG red sticker. All of the BIG red signs read: "50% off marked prices." All of the BIG red stickers would read: "50% off marked prices"

Yet almost all the people would look at the sign, then look at the stickers, then look at us and ask "Is this 50% off?"

I got in trouble the day I flippantly replied: "No, we just put those stickers on to fool the customers."

Jennifer
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