Mark Memmott Mark Memmott is NPR's supervising senior editor for Standards & Practices.

Essentials are necessary. Replicas are exact. An exodus is a mass movement of people. These are just a few of the many pleonasms heard and written each day. NPR via wordle.net hide caption

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Please Don't Have A Temper Tantrum About The Pleonasm In This Headline

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On Thursday, balloons and flowers were in front of the Roanoke, Va., studios of WDBJ-TV. A day before, WDBJ reporter Alison Parker and WDBJ photojournalist Adam Ward were killed during a live broadcast. Steve Helber/AP hide caption

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The Sounds Of A Murder: News Or Not?

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3 Things To Know About NPR's Policy Regarding Offensive Language

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