Wednesday, March 03, 2010

Alert Notice from the Repetitive Redundancy Department Organization

Dana A. sent this eyebrow-raiser, which she found in a letter from a university development office:
The money fundraised by our office goes directly back to students.
Dana didn't love "fundraised" dressed up as a verb, but to us, the worse problem is the redundancy. What else to fundraisers raise besides money? It's like saying "revert back."

Still, we do get satisfaction in crossing out these unnecessary words. Thanks, university development offices of the world. We enjoy chewing your fat.

2 comments:

John Sturtevant said...
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John Sturtevant said...

What else to fundraisers raise besides money? It's like saying "revert back."

----> um.. y'mean "do" not "to" right?
(dang, the kid must be wanting another fishstick.)

Plus on top of that fat, fundraisers do actually raise different sorts of funds. Some of the fun funds go to parking lots, and some, in this example, go to students.

But, we wonder. What's a keg of Bud Light go for these days?