For most people, the key obstacle to communicating better is the tendency to be verbose. We use several words when we need only one meaningful word. We end up sounding overly long-winded (a self-defining example). Long-winded, a word that has teeth, is memorably self-descriptive. It means verbose or overly wordy in getting to the point. Overly long-winded therefore means overly, overly wordy. Why take the emphasis off a great word like long-winded by adding a redundant word like overly?
Such annoyingly meaningless verbosity is covered really extensively and with overly long-winded and very redundant wordiness in earlier blog posts prior to this one. Or, just look at the tags for this post.
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