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Sunday, August 7, 2016

Reduplication Phrases Reduplicated

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Hey there everyone!!

Have you ever heard of reduplication phrases?

You may not realize it, but, you probably have heard a bunch of them (in many languages).

This list will give you a sense of what reduplication phrases are. Enjoy!

Live & Learn

From experience and mistakes; and other people and their works.

Ready, Freddy?

Here we go.

Coochy-Coo

Ah, aren’t you cute?

Chip-Chop

We'll get through this quick.

Easy Peasy

It’s not difficult at all.

Itty-Bitty

Small, tiny, or only a few.

Teeny-Weeny

And smaller, still.

Hurly-Burly

Fast, fast, fast!

Flim-Flam

More nonsense.

Onesie-Twosie

Individually, or in small groups.

Fiddle-Faddle

Don't sweat the simple stuff.

Hodge-Podge or Mish-Mash

A smorgasbord!

Lardy-Dardy

Google says, "languidly and affectedly dandyish"

Raggle-Taggle

Scruffy and unclean.

Nitty-Gritty

This is the most important aspect.

Namby-Pamby

Don't lack strength, energy, or courage.

Jibber-Jabber

Talking fast and quick, causing misunderstanding.

Topsyturvy

That’s utter confusion and disorder.

Helter-Skelter

Topsy-turvy with haste.

Dilly-Dally

It’s more fun to waste time wondering.

Flip-Flop

Just going back and forth, back and forth.

Willy-Nilly

That’s without direction or planning.

Fuddy-Duddy

Old-fashioned and fussy.

Jeepers Creepers

Don't surprise me!

Heebie-Jeebies

Don't give those to me!

No Way, Jose

I refuse, completely.

Airy-Fairy

Sounds great, but is impractical and foolish.

Touchy-Feely

Now we’re being openly expressive, especially through physical contact.

Razzle-Dazzle

Noisy and showy to impress.

Ring-a-Ling

Does this remind you of something?

Lovey-Dovey

Excessively affectionate and romantic.

Fancy-Dancy

High-class opulence.

Artsy-Fartsy

Are you showing a pretentious interest in the arts?

Wishy-Washy

That’s weak, watery, and thin.

Phoney-Baloney

Nothing is true.

Knick-Knack

A worthless object or widget.

Riff-Raff

An undesirable person.

Pitter-Patter

Move with some quick, light steps.

Loosey-Goosey

Are you relaxed it?

This and That

Unspecified; sometimes referred to as “the other”.

Such and Such

Does not need to be specified, such as “General” and “Miscellaneous”.

Yada-Yada

More of the same stuff.

Hanky-Panky

Now we're getting down and dirty.

Rumpy-Pumpy

Hanky-panky with humour, without being disrespectful.

Hocus-Pocus

Distracting meaningless talk or activity, designed to disguise what is happening.

Abracadabra

And so it is.

Boogie-Woogie

May I have this dance?

Pow-Wow

Can we talk?

Hokey-Pokey

Trickery accompanied by synchronized dance and song.

Hustle and Bustle

Now we do lots of work, hopefully with lots of noise!

Mumbo-Jumbo

That's what all of this is.

Tip-Top

Only the best.

Hob-Nob

Rubbing elbows with tip-top people.

Shilly-Shally

I used to be indecisive, but now I'm not so sure.

Hunky-Dory

Everything is good.

And so, and so

Oh, there's more!

Tittle-Tattle

Do tell others about this.

Even, Steven?

I gave you mine, now you give me yours.

Let’s love the world together…

Love,
[)anish /|hmed, blind visionary

P.S. Isn't the word, reduplication, redundant?

P.P.S. Isn't the word, redundant, "dundant"?