Lauren Krueger & Matthew David Brozik

Siteseeing?

In Definally on June 8, 2011 at 10:00 am

Jamie F. asks, “Why isn’t the word ‘sightsee’ spelled ‘sitesee’? Isn’t the former a bit redundant?”

Oh, Jamie. Jamie, Jamie, Jamie. Jamie. (Now, that’s redundant!)

Definally. sees your dual point—that every sight is seen (by definition) and that one who spends time sightseeing is really seeing sites (that is, locations)… but, really, there are more sights to see than just sites. Consider the noble, selfless street performer: a sight (or, rather, a spectacle)—much more so, anyway, than the corner or curb on which he performs. (Usually. If not, he should change locations.)

Indeed, most sights are sites to be seen are in fact sites, but sightseeing is all-inclusive, like the vacation package Definally. recently booked. (We’re going to Costa Rica!)

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