Tuesday, November 06, 2007

QUINCY AND TRI-STATE MEDIA: DEPARTMENT OF REDUNDANCY DEPARTMENT

I have heard this three times on three different Local TV Stations and one Chicago Station.

"The police have brought in a Canine Dog to assist in the search.." (I suppose they could be saying "K-9", not that it would be an improvement).

I guess this is done to carefully exclude Oscar Mayer products.

Next, we will probably refer to cruisers as "Automotive Automobiles" and attire as "Uniform Uniforms...."

2 Comments:

At 11:32 AM, November 06, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is most likely written K-9.
This an example of RAS syndrome or Redundant Acronym Syndrome syndrome
Other examples include:

ATM machine
Automated Teller Machine machine
HIV virus
Human Immunodeficiency Virus virus
PIN number
Personal Identification Number number.

 
At 1:29 PM, November 06, 2007, Blogger THE ORACLE... said...

My hot water heater is broken.
Oldie but a goodie.

 

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