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Lexiboost: “Battology” (Don’t) repeat after me


By Eileen Ramos

Battology (n.): wearisome repetition of words in speaking or writing.

There are few things that annoy me more  than battology. To hear or read the same words over and over is extremely grating on the nerves.  If you want to avoid annoying your audience, review your piece. Read it (preferably aloud) at least once so you can identify and remove any offending redundancies.

Hint to the wise: Use the thesaurus judiciously to ensure that you aren’t constantly repeating yourself.

Eileen Ramos is an enthusiastic introvert who has a fervor for words.  She loves collecting them and seeing how they fit in, and expand, her world.  She’s a writer by day, sleeper by night (well, sort of) and she can’t wait to see what title she earns next. For more information or to link with Eileen, check out her LinkedIn profile.

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