Frazz (4/18/10)

I consider myself to be relatively literate, but there were a few words in this strip that sent me scrambling to the dictionary. For the record, the fancy words I recognized were: forewarned, repetitive, redundancy, superfluous, wanton, duplication, discrete, salient, and gratuitous. The fancy words that tripped me up were: tautology and pleonasm. It’s probably worth mentioning, amid all the expansive vocabulary on display, that the kid in this strip never makes his point more elegantly than when he simply asks, “Aren’t all warning in advance, by definition?”


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