Jan 02

POP TAUTOLOGIES 1: PINK – Missundaztood

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POP TAUTOLOGIES 1: PINK – Missundaztood

Well, if you are going to spell like that, its no wonder you are going to be misunderstood. Not to mention forgetting to dye your hair pink. Did Debbie Harry ever go out without blonde hair? Is Ludacris anything but? And as for Garbage….



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    Mike on 24 Jan 2011 #

    My favorite pop tautology is in “Out of Control” by Hoobastank (remember them?!).

    “And I may never know the answer to this endless mystery.”

    The best part is the word “may” indicating a level of doubt for the self-evident.

    Likewise in the Gin Blossoms’ “Hey Jealousy.”

    “If you don’t expect too much from me, you MIGHT not be let down.”

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    swanstep on 24 Jan 2011 #

    ‘Tautology’ doesn’t mean what you think it does. Tautology isn’t (even close to being) the same thing as self-reference or impredicative definition/description, which is what you guys appear to have in mind. And Debbie Harry sometimes had dark hair, e.g., in The Hardest Part vid..

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