The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #166522 Message #4007304
Posted By: Bee-dubya-ell
04-Sep-19 - 10:17 AM
Thread Name: MOAB - Mother of All BS [annex]
Subject: RE: Mini-MOAB - Mother of All BS annex
I heard some wonk on NPR this morning talking about the war in Yemen. He said that efforts needed to be "redoubled... redoubled". Yes, he said "redoubled" twice.
Now, if to double something means to do it two times, then to redouble it must mean to do it two times, and then two times again. So, to redouble means to do it four times.
Therefore, "redouble... redouble" would mean to do it four times four times. That's sixteen times! Wow! That's a lot!