So, did you really think you were going to win a free gift? Think about that. A free gift? Have you ever gotten a gift that wasn't free? Of course not. And win? Well, you can't very well win something that's given to you -- for free. Right?
Welcome to today's topic: redundancies. And this one is a group effort. Please feel free to add your own, because I know I'm only scratching the surface. OK, here goes:
head honcho: honcho means leader, so ...
Please RSVP: The translation of RSVP is repondez s'il vous plait, the last three words of which mean -- you guessed it -- please.
close proximity: Yep, proximity means close.
my own personal: Thrice redundant?
In addition ... also: As in "In addition to being a language snob, I'm also a chocolate snob (no Hershey's for me, thank you)."
And now the self-explanatory:
On a somewhat related note, have you ever noticed the redundancy of the sheet of plastic covering a slice of American "cheese"?