occasional essays on working with words and pictures —writing, editing, typographic design, web design, and publishing— from the perspective of a guy who has been putting squiggly marks on paper for over five decades and on the computer monitor for over two decades
Tuesday, July 18, 2006
Nothing on but the radio
Usually I walk to the post office, but I had a large parcel to mail today and, in this heat, decided to drive. On my way home, I caught a radio commercial (no, my radio is not always tuned to NPR), the first sentence of which was:
Before you go house shopping, get your mortgage pre-approved first.
How is that redundant? Let me count the ways. On second thought, I think it makes a splendid exercise for the reader.