Odd Language #194: Word Duplication

“… and the plane plain ran out of fuel …” — More on the LaMia crash involving the Brazilian soccer team, RISKS 30.01, item 1

The issue: Somehow, many of us think that duplication (or near-duplication) of words is cute.

Do you go for that sort of flimflam?

I know I do. It is plain to me that I might have made it worse: it could have been a plain plane plain running out of fuel. I bet that some of you are too too, too, too often to be ignored.