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Old 11-12-09, 02:41 AM
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nomenclature pet peeves

If you aren't a pedantic wordy like me, you won't find this thread interesting.

My first peeve: the word groupset.

If you're still with me, follow me a bit: a group is a set of items that belong together. A set is also several items that belong together. What is the difference? None! So when you combine those words, it's adding extra verbiage to add no meaning at all.

I think I'll take a drive in my automobilecar. Then when I go to bed, I'll take off my glassesspectacles.

Oh, while I'm ranting, the Italian word for group is gruppo. So don't add a letter 'o' to the English word group. There's no such word as groupo.
Tom Reingold,
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