Sunday, March 08, 2009

Word Peeve

Brought to you by the Department of Redundancy Department:

Whenever I hear/read a talking head use the term “Residential Neighborhood” I want to reach through the television or go to the writer's residence and hit them upside the head with a 2x4.
Once I have their complete and total attention, I can point out the deficiency in their education that allows them to completely misuse terminology.

A neighborhood IS a residential area, you Moron!

The proper descriptive of an area where people live in single-family or multi-family edifices is either a residential area OR a neighborhood. Under NO circumstances, excepting presenting yourself as an idiot, should you combine these terms as a “Residential Neighborhood.”

Don't make me hurt you.

If you have a muchly despised redundancy, please feel free to share in comments.


phlegmfatale said...

Surely they mean to contrast the residential neighborhood with the corporate neighborhood or the residential business parks we see so often in non-rural city-type town-burgh communities? *hyuk*

g bro said...

Some pet peeves:
"Old adage" - adage means old saying.
"High rate of speed" - speed IS a rate.