27 January 2011

dubious grammar of the day. . .

Received this in an email today:

"The Last and Final Deadline for submission is this Friday, January 28."

Funny, but I didn't receive notice indicating there was a Second-to-Last and Almost Final Deadline. 

Doesn't "Deadline" imply Last Day, making "Last" redundant, and therefore "and Final" doubly-redundant?

Where do these people learn to write?