From the Department of Redundancy Department….

I am a little obsessive about misuse of language and tend to nitpik, I know.

For instance, a headline for a news story on MSN.com today reads: “Is embalming really a necessity after death?”

“After death” is unnecessary in the sentence, because no one gets embalmed before death.

The headlline should read: “Is embalming necessary?”

Shorter and cleaner.

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