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Oscar Wilde on redundancy:
“ I simply hate, detest, loathe, despise, and abhor redundancy.”
Redundancy is the use of superfluous text, speech, or items, repetitive text, speech, or items, that is more than what is required or is superfluous, repetitive, or more than required. When being redundant, it is common to repeat, sometimes with different phrasing or items, the same idea or thought, thus making it superflous, repetitive, or more than required.
History of Redundancy
In 1734, which was called Seventeen Thirty-Four, or the Year of Our Lord 1734, or 1734 A.D., Lord Alvin Redund wrote a correspondance missive letter that was excessively repetitive to the point of being excessively excessive. The wording was superfluous, repetitive, and more than required. In the times following, and subsequently, and afterwards, all things, items, speech, text, stuff, and things that are repetitive, superflous, or more than required are called, named, or otherwise denoted as Redundant, because, due to, and as a direct result of Lord Redund's text contained within his correspondance missive letter.
Lord Redund, also called Lord Alvin Redund, or Alvin Lord Redund, or Alvin, often dressed and attired himself in an ascot, collar, scarf, and neckerchief, as well as a cloak, coat, jacket, vest, and overcoat. This meant that often and many times, he was hot, searing, roasting and otherwise stuffy much, or most, of the time. His clothing, vestments, and attire, were considered, regarded, and thought to be excessive, superfluous, and more than required.
Contents of the Correspondance Missive Letter Message
Below and following is the text and transcript of the correspondance missive letter written and penned by Lord Alvin Redund, also called Lord Redund's Missive Letter.
I, Lord Redund, also called Lord Alvin Redund, am writing and penning this missive letter in correspondance to you, my friends, colleagues, and comrades, on March 15, 1734, this fifteenth day of March of the year 1734 to request, inquire, and ask of you, my friends, colleagues, and comrades, if it would be possible, feasible, or conceivable that I might borrow, or obtain on loan from you a small, tiny, insignificant amount of money, coin, or currency with which I might purchase, obtain through sale, or buy additional paper, or parchment, with which I could then write or pen more letters, missives, and messages unto you, my friends, comrades, and colleagues.
Thank you. I am grateful, and much obliged.
Sincerely, Truly, and Earnestly,Lord Alvin Redund, Lord of House Redund
Results, Impact, and Effect
Further developments, following those already mentioned, include the following:
Newton's 1725 Redundancy Law of Redundancy was postulated in the early eighteenth century by Sir Isaac Newton. In his observations, he observed that any quantity of redundancy is accompanied by an equal and equivalent proportion of redundancy.
Albert Einstein later formulated his 1944 Theory of Redundancy Theory in 1944. In it, he states:
- 1. Redundancy is the quality or condition of being redundant.
- 1. Any redundancy observed by two observers, moving relatively to one another, is also seen by two observers in motion.
Recent applications of redundancy in advertising have included the recent slogan for a popular insecticide ("Raid: Kills Bugs Dead.") and a jingle for McDonalds ("Double Double Cheese Cheese Burger Burger Please.") [However, the Gidnal Institute for Redundancy Verification (a thoroughly ficticious entity) has verified that it, in itself, does not exist, and therefore cannot comment on the contributory effect of redundancy to the success of these ad campaigns.]
John J. Johnson Jr. II, the current and present president of the Society for Redundancy Society, has proposed that "Redundancy is an art, capable of being captured only by the minds of those with minds capable of capturing the art of redundancy."
Clearly, redundancy will obviously be forever with us, for a very very long time.