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13 November 2009 @ 04:05 pm
okay, enough  
ANNOUNCEMENT:

I'm tired of the "[adjective] [thing] is [same adjective]" formulation now.

I know that snuggly cats are snuggly, flirty girls are flirty, tired baby is tired, and hungry dog is hungry. Can we move on, please?
 
 
I'm feeling: tiredtired
 
 
 
funner'n a sack a weaselsmoominmolly on November 13th, 2009 09:09 pm (UTC)
Yeah, along the same lines, I'm pretty much done with "[adjective] things are [same adjective]". Also, for that matter, "[adjective]-making" as an adjective.
David Policardpolicar on November 13th, 2009 09:38 pm (UTC)
I confess to using the last of those a fair bit -- "crazy-making," for example -- and I hadn't realized it bothered anyone. Good to know, I guess.
(no subject) - moominmolly on November 13th, 2009 09:41 pm (UTC) (Expand)
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(no subject) - fennel on November 14th, 2009 03:41 am (UTC) (Expand)
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library_sexylibrary_sexy on November 13th, 2009 09:11 pm (UTC)
I am with you.
Michael Grasso: randymgrasso on November 13th, 2009 09:12 pm (UTC)
In other words, pleonastic formulations are pleonastic? :D
catcatya on November 13th, 2009 09:13 pm (UTC)
oh god please yes.

i might need to steal your icon
ruthless compassion: cheersaroraborealis on November 13th, 2009 09:22 pm (UTC)
Steal away!
Chris Xnminusone on November 13th, 2009 09:16 pm (UTC)
What's the ruling on "X is the new Y"? Is that still over or is it allowed again?
ruthless compassion: martini handsaroraborealis on November 13th, 2009 09:21 pm (UTC)
I actually find that phrase interesting much of the time. Less so when it's coming from major media sources, but when individuals say it, it provides several layers of insight into their experiences of both X and Y.
(no subject) - sparkymonster on November 13th, 2009 09:37 pm (UTC) (Expand)
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Chip: faceceo on November 13th, 2009 09:19 pm (UTC)
tautologies are tautological!
evolution, and some other stuffjacflash on November 13th, 2009 09:24 pm (UTC)
Tiresome things are tiresome.
Rowan: Lickingmzrowan on November 13th, 2009 09:30 pm (UTC)
I forget, who picked "19 minutes" in the pool?
(no subject) - moominmolly on November 13th, 2009 09:37 pm (UTC) (Expand)
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Doug Orleansdougo on November 13th, 2009 09:34 pm (UTC)
You should join stopsayingthat.
ruthless compassion: pouncearoraborealis on November 13th, 2009 09:36 pm (UTC)
You are so right!
Pierceheartpierceheart on November 13th, 2009 09:35 pm (UTC)
My gf would like to add [adjective] like a really [adjectival] thing.
David Policardpolicar on November 13th, 2009 09:40 pm (UTC)
Can you find out her ruling on '[verb] like a [same verb]ing thing'? I use that one a lot.
(no subject) - aroraborealis on November 13th, 2009 09:59 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - pierceheart on November 13th, 2009 10:29 pm (UTC) (Expand)
unintentionally intimidating: teen me with pisicutsacoraline on November 13th, 2009 09:38 pm (UTC)
can we move on, please?

i don't plan to. can't speak for anyone else.
(i've been saying it since at least 1995 and kind of expect to keep doing so.)
... in a handbasketinahandbasket on November 13th, 2009 09:55 pm (UTC)
I feel that "rock like a rocking thing" is grandfathered in, but I can't condone anything further. ;-)
cpac? - blk on November 13th, 2009 10:54 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Antarctica, Winter 1982: Cognitive Hazardivorjawa on November 13th, 2009 10:30 pm (UTC)
There is a radioactive zone around MIT, outside of which this sort of thing simply isn't heard.
porpurina: science is my bitchbloodstones on November 13th, 2009 10:36 pm (UTC)
Hi, can I steal this icon?
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Living in Oblivionblivious on November 14th, 2009 04:06 am (UTC)
I had no idea this was common enough to be bothersome. I'm either oblivious or it isn't in my orbit. Interesting either way, I suppose. The closest thing I could think of that bothers me is people describing fish as "fishy."
sarahshevettsarahshevett on November 15th, 2009 03:29 am (UTC)
Subset
I've also never heard this phrase.
jojotbird: breathjojotbird on November 14th, 2009 06:29 pm (UTC)
I wonder what makes us find certain constructions incredibly irritating and what allows other constructions to sneak into our everyday language structure and why and how it differs for different people.