Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Unnecessary repetition

I liked this example of unnecessary (and unneeded!) repetition in my local newspaper:

Police officers would be able to park all their squad cars next to the station and be able to drive through a 24-foot-wide parking lot aisle, instead of the existing 12-foot-wide alley.

"It is going to double the width of the access," [the city planner] said.
12 + 12 . . . yes, it checks out.
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