The differently pronounced first syllables of the words ‘chemist’ and ‘church’ hold proof that English, as a language, is funny. There’s punctuation, there are words that sound the same but hold different meanings, and of course there’s war when it comes to the tussle between American and British English. You wouldn’t even realise that you have actually used words that mean the exact same thing, in a single sentence, and mostly together.

Redundancy can be quite a buzzkill, so here are 25 of them you need to stop avoiding.

English, eh?