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Designing cradle-to-grave software solutions for over 20 years. Now specializing in C#/.NET, EF4.1, WPF/MVVM GUIs and and C/C++ NetBurner embedded software solutions. Building best of breed laboratory instrumentation for labs and universities world wide. Currently working on my first SQL Azure application. Woo hoo!

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comment Vehicles stop and people peek out of the window
Bill didn't write it I did, Bill did correct my "English" though, with just the right amount of irony.
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answered Vehicles stop and people peek out of the window
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comment Is “close proximity” a tautology?
@callum my question was couched in terms of the OED definition which I quoted which says in part "position of being near or close by in space; nearness"
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comment Is “close proximity” a tautology?
I liked the comment that you can't reject and idiom based solely on it being tautological. Can you reject the ungrammatical ones like the ubiquitous "exact same"?
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comment Is “close proximity” a tautology?
The "distance" analogy strikes me as flawed. Given the OED definition of: "The extent of space lying between any two objects; the space to be passed over before reaching an object." There is no qualifier implied for nearness. A distance can be far, near, long or short. Since the definition of proximity has "close by in space" I don't see how you can have a long proximity.
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asked Is “close proximity” a tautology?
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comment Is the phrase “for free” correct?
Your friend is a misguided pedant, or more in the vernacular "full of hooey."