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22nd Dec '15 7:09:08 PM CurledUpWithDakka
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** Amusingly, peanuts aren't actually nuts, which puts an interesting spin on the traditional 'may contain nuts' warning. In particular "This product was made in a place that processes nuts and peanuts".* Because of regulations or lawsuit-related ass covering, in the US a lot of food products that obviously have a product in them (Peanut M&Ms have peanuts!) have this trope in action on their packaging. Like milk or cheese labeled "Contains Dairy product."

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** Amusingly, peanuts aren't actually nuts, which puts an interesting spin on the traditional 'may contain nuts' warning. In particular "This product was made in a place that processes nuts and peanuts".peanuts".
* Because of regulations or lawsuit-related ass covering, in the US a lot of food products that obviously have a product in them (Peanut M&Ms have peanuts!) have this trope in action on their packaging. Like milk or cheese labeled "Contains Dairy product."
17th Dec '15 2:23:17 PM electricbees
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** Amusingly, peanuts aren't actually nuts, which puts an interesting spin on the traditional 'may contain nuts' warning. In particular "This product was made in a place that processes nuts and peanuts".
*** The British product Sun-Pat Peanut Butter, in a real headscratcher, now says 'peanut spread' on the packaging, and in the description, says 'contains absolutely no butter'. You wonder if they are marketing themselves to aliens.
* Because of regulations or lawsuit-related ass covering, in the US a lot of food products that obviously have a product in them (Peanut M&Ms have peanuts!) have this trope in action on their packaging. Like milk or cheese labeled "Contains Dairy product."

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** Amusingly, peanuts aren't actually nuts, which puts an interesting spin on the traditional 'may contain nuts' warning. In particular "This product was made in a place that processes nuts and peanuts".
*** The British product Sun-Pat Peanut Butter, in a real headscratcher, now says 'peanut spread' on the packaging, and in the description, says 'contains absolutely no butter'. You wonder if they are marketing themselves to aliens.
peanuts".* Because of regulations or lawsuit-related ass covering, in the US a lot of food products that obviously have a product in them (Peanut M&Ms have peanuts!) have this trope in action on their packaging. Like milk or cheese labeled "Contains Dairy product."



* Warning on sleeping pills: "This product may cause drowsiness. If affected, do not drive or operate machinery."
17th Dec '15 2:19:59 PM electricbees
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* In parts of the world where listing ingredients is mandatory regardless of the product, such as the UK, this trope is sure to occur.
-->"100% Pure Maple Syrup"
-->"Ingredients: Pure Maple Syrup (100%)"
17th Dec '15 2:16:37 PM electricbees
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Another form of the trope is [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tautology_(rhetoric) tautology]], which is basically reusing synonyms to describe one another, e.g. "That gay person is a homosexual", or "A tautology is anything that is tautological."
14th Nov '15 5:25:35 PM tropesinreadiness
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!!Examples and various cases that are exemplifying the trope

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!!Examples and various cases that are exemplifying exemplify the trope



* This page is a self-explanatory page of redundancy. So if you look for an example of redundancy, this page is one!

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* This page is a self-explanatory page of redundancy. So if you look you're looking for an example of redundancy, this page is one!
4th Aug '15 4:38:44 PM ConcernedTroperNumberOne
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"I just want you to know, good luck, we're all counting on you."
8th Jun '15 1:21:15 AM Divra
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* Any time there's a peanut butter jar or a labelled peanut container that says "Warning: May contain peanuts."

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* Any time there's a peanut butter jar or a labelled peanut container that says "Warning: May contain peanuts."" If it said 'contains peanuts', that would be one thing. The real headscratcher is that it seems to suggest that ''it might not''.



** If it said 'contains peanuts', that would be one thing. The real headscratcher is that it seems to suggest that ''it might not''.
2nd May '15 5:52:45 AM AnotherGuy
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This also shows up frequently with the misuse of acronyms, specifically when part of the acronym is used next to the acronym itself. TheOtherWiki knows this as [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RAS_syndrome RAS Syndrome]] ([[DontExplainTheJoke i.e. Redundant Acronym Syndrome syndrome]]).

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This also shows up frequently with the misuse of acronyms, specifically when part of the acronym is used next to the acronym itself. TheOtherWiki knows this as [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RAS_syndrome RAS Syndrome]] ([[DontExplainTheJoke i.e. Redundant Acronym Syndrome syndrome]]).
syndrome]]).


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Another form of the trope is [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tautology_(rhetoric) tautology]], which is basically reusing synonyms to describe one another, e.g. "That gay person is a homosexual", or "A tautology is anything that is tautological."
25th Apr '15 12:56:34 PM DarkElfPrincess
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->'''Mojo Jojo:''' I do not talk like that! The way I communicate is much different. I do not reiterate, repeat, reinstate the same thing over and over again. I am clear, concise, to the point!
-->''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls''

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->'''Mojo Jojo:''' I -> ''"I do not talk like that! The way I communicate is much different. I do not reiterate, repeat, reinstate the same thing over and over again. I am clear, concise, to the point!
-->''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls''
point!"''
-->-- '''Mojo Jojo''', ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls''
20th Mar '15 12:48:09 PM tropeminer
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With some websites and occasionally in RealLife, the Department of Redundancy Department is referred to as an actual organization run by CaptainObvious with a side branch called the Branch of Awkward Wording (or, for bonus points, the Branch Of Awkward Wording Branch).

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With some websites and occasionally in RealLife, the Department '''Department of Redundancy Department Department''' is referred to as an actual organization run by CaptainObvious with a side branch called the Branch of Awkward Wording (or, for bonus points, the Branch Of Awkward Wording Branch).
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