Welcome To Fake Paradise!

This is the personal writing blog for Joana Hill, creative writing major extraordinaire! Here you'll find the random ramblings and occasional writings of a girl obsessed with gay romance and the yaoi manga FAKE. You've been warned.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Word Wednesday: Pleonasm

Pleonasm is a noun and, if you're anything like me, probably sounds really scientific to you if you don't know the meaning. But it's actually not! It means "the use of more words than necessary to express an idea." So essentially, it's redundancy. Some of you probably know the term purple prose. So if you come across writing that's really wordy and overly-descriptive, you can say it's "fraught with pleonasm."

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