In code, unnecessary layers of indirection can be confusing and lead to bug. Do you really need to write code like: ***p = ****q.
However, in natural language, technically correct usages of indirection can be funny and sound sophisticated.
- “We need a plan for when we’ll have the plan”
- “Known Knowns”, “Known Unknowns”, and “Unknown Unknowns”
- “I am your father’s brother’s nephew’s cousin’s former roommate.”