Tiny Little

Another question from the Peanut Gallery:
Isn’t the expression “tiny little” redundant?

Rather than being repetitively redundant, the expressions “tiny little” and “little tiny” would be an intensive usage, equivalent in meaning to “very little” or “very tiny” and similar in rhythm to “itty-bitty,” “itsy-bitsy,” “teeny-weeny,” and “teensy-weensy,” which mean the same thing and are not considered redundant.

That’s my tiny little answer.

Tiny Little Quote of the Day:

“Babies have big heads and big eyes, and tiny little bodies with tiny little arms and legs. So did the aliens at Roswell! I rest my case.”

– William Shatner, Canadian actor in Star Trek, b. 1931


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