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The worst sentence ever

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AllFallDown Tue 09-Sep-08 13:29:31

From a music magazine:

"From whence did it come from?"

Not just one, but two tautologies — and the same tautology — in a six-word sentence. Beat that.

Ellbell Tue 09-Sep-08 13:30:15

<<impressed>>

donnie Tue 09-Sep-08 13:32:38

some young incompetant journo used the expression 'melody-wise' when describing a band's new CD release in the Guardian magazine the other week. I felt like putting him in detention.

'MELODY-WISE'

WTF does that actally mean?

donnie Tue 09-Sep-08 13:32:54

oops, actually!

Threadwworm Tue 09-Sep-08 13:33:39

If you hadn't told us the source, I could have matched it with:

'From whence did that "From whence did it come from?" come from?'

jamescagney Tue 09-Sep-08 13:37:37

how about "From whence did it come from- basically?" hate it hate it hate it!

AllFallDown Tue 09-Sep-08 13:49:36

The actual source is a magazine called Plan B, which scores more highly for enthusiasm than it does for professionalism. But the young man who wrote that sentence is its editor, who writes in other, better-known titles, but has yet to rid himself of student journalism habits, evidently.

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