Mudcat Café message #4078670 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #132499   Message #4078670
Posted By: Joe_F
07-Nov-20 - 06:38 PM
Thread Name: BS: Language Pet Peeves
Subject: RE: BS: Language Pet Peeves
Another long-lost cause: "Both of them were talking with each other." "Both" properly implies "Not just one, but...". Since it is impossible for one to talk with each other, the emphasis of "both" is absurd.