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Watch: 3-Minute ‘The Wire’ Tautology Supercut

Watch: 3-Minute 'The Wire' Tautology Supercut

tautology noun tau·tol·o·gy tȯ-ˈtä-lə-jē needless repetition of an idea, especially in words other than those of the immediate context, without imparting additional force or clearness

Or, to give that dictionary definition a clearer example: “Murders stay murder” or “The king stays the king.” Those are just a couple examples of tautology across the television landmark “The Wire,” and someone has decided to collect them all, and put them in chronological order no less. It’s a device David Simon and his team clearly returned to more often than you thought, with pretty great effect. It’s impressive how much dramatic weight these somewhat redundant phrases had in the show.

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So check ’em out below, and obviously, some spoilers perhaps if you haven’t seen the show (and really should have by this point).

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