Redundant Redundancies

It all started the other day when I found an Abraham Lincoln quote:
"People who like this sort of thing will find this the sort of thing they like."
It sounded so close to something my Dad always says:
"This is the kind of thing you like if you like that kind of thing."
I posted them on Facebook and began getting responses that were such great fun like this one:
"Where ever you go, there you are!" -I have no idea who originally said this, do you?
Which reminded me of a funny message my sister and her family had on their answering machine for years:
"None of us are here 'cuz all of us are somewhere else. When some of us return, one of us will call you back."
And the circular thinking of things like this one from my good friend BeckyJoie:
"The Department of Redundancy Department"
Then later on that day I was surfing the net trolling for blog fodder when I came  upon this little gem:
"It is bad luck to be superstitious."-Andrew W. Mathis
Care to join me in my "Quote Madness"?  Post your own favorite Redundant Redundancy here!


  • Cindy Holman

    I don’t have any quotes of a redundant nature – but a couple of my favorites are: “Stupid is – as Stupid does” and “hurting people – HURT people” We quote them all the time!!

  • jojosblog

    Yup here are some more: ABS system, SAT test, ATM machine, PIN number

  • jennifer Nevarr

    Sahara Dessert (Sahara means dessert, doesn’t it??)

  • Penney Douglas

    ATM machine. automatic teller machine machine

  • Bobbi

    Here are a couple more:

    PIN number (Personal Identification Number number)

    work together collaboratively (seems especially popular with the IT crowd and processes managers)

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