Get Rid of Extra Words!


Good writing is concise. That means you got rid of extra words but didn’t get rid of too many words. (Getting rid of too many words is being terse.) Okay, we have a couple synonyms here that involve not being concise. Definitions after the comics.

Redundancy—needless repetition; “do it over again.”Pleonasm—unnecessary words; “on a daily basis” instead of “daily.”Tautology—the same thing twice; “he was prepared and ready.”

I’ll let you decide which of these are in the comics.

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