The following is an exaggerated example:

Suppose that three people wanted to express their opinions of StackExchange:

Person A: StackExchange is cool

Person B: I think that StackExchange is cool

Person C: I have a feeling that I would like to almost allow myself to think that StackExchange is cool

What is the speech pattern of Person C called?


It is a example of verbiage:

  • an excess of words for the purpose; wordiness.(AHD)

  • the excessive and often meaningless use of words; verbosity. (Collins)


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