You are not signed in (Login or Join Free)   |   Help
Sploofus Trivia
Trivia GamesCommunityLeaderboardsTournaments
NOTICE: Sploofus is closing May 31st.    Click here for more details

You are here:  Home  >>  Trivia Quizzes  >>  General Word Play  >>  Spot the Pleonasm!

Spot the Pleonasm!

jedleyJedley on 01/26/2006

Editors Award Winner
Editor's Award Winner

This quiz has received an Editor's Award for excellent content. Only the most unique and well written quizzes are eligible for this award.

SpotthePleonasm Photo A pleonasm is essentially a redundancy, an unnecessary excess of words.
A typical example would be "a pair of twins": if they're twins, they can't be anything but a pair, right?

But the real question is, did anyone catch the OTHER pleonasm I just slipped past you there?
Look again.

Unnecessary excess.
Think about it. Excess already means unnecessary abundance, right? Which makes appending 'unnecessary' to 'excess' perfectly... unnecessary.

Get it? Good, because now you're going to have to scope out the one sentence in five that contains (or in one case does NOT contain) a pleonasm.

But let me give you some advance warning: many of them are so deeply ingrained in our way of speaking that many of you probably didn't even notice that I just said 'advance warning' and 'deeply ingrained'!
(Warnings can only be given in advance, and if it's ingrained, that means it's deep.)

Mwahahahahahaha! (diabolical laughter)

Proceed at 'your own personal' (sic!) risk!

10 Questions

Rating:  (9.00/9)
Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging
Taken: 24 times

Share Quiz:

Quiz Leaderboard
Player: Level: % Correct: Time to Complete:
Rael61 139100.00%    157.53 seconds    
Jumping 232100.00%    212.30 seconds    
Cheesesnap 44100.00%    218.29 seconds    
73boo 12100.00%    268.83 seconds    
Jsboyarsky 10100.00%    299.08 seconds    
Suzer22 166100.00%    309.86 seconds    
Emcd 2290.00%    119.85 seconds    
Marc412 890.00%    133.18 seconds    
Garrybl 29490.00%    153.61 seconds    
Parsman 23890.00%    171.04 seconds    

Comments (0)
(no comments for this quiz)

Related Quizzes

The Best Of SPAIN

By Collioure on 12/31/2008

Games by this Author

Trivia QuizI Can Name That Dish In... 3 I...

Trivia QuizTwisted Song Titles XII

Trivia QuizTwisted Movie Titles VII

Trivia QuizBodily Slang

Trivia QuizIntelligence Testing

Copyright © 2003-2017 Sploofus Holdings LLC.  All rights reserved.
Legal Notice & Privacy Statement  |  Link to Sploofus