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Re: where are the proofers???
- Subject: Re: where are the proofers???
- From: "Bill O'Neill" <email@example.com>
- Date: Mon, 30 Mar 1998 11:52:39 -0500
>"Unique" is one of those words whose meaning has been changed through
>decades (I'd guess) of improper usage. As you pointed out, unique is NOT a
>synonym for unusual. Yet, that's how it is used at least 99% of the time.
Also, there are NO degrees of uniqueness. There is no such thing as "very
unique, quite unique, really unique"...
Another one misused on air alot: MOMENTARILY. "We'll be back momentarily"
is NOT the same as "We'll be back in a moment." The former means, "When we
come back, we'll only be here for a moment." Proper usage would be, "Giving
blood will only hurt momentarily, but will hurt less than listening to that