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Re: Singularly unique

Posted by Kit on August 02, 2003

In Reply to: Re: Singularly unique posted by ESC on August 02, 2003

: : : Is the phrase "singularly unique" acceptable or is it a tautology? If it is acceptable, why is it acceptable?

: : Not acceptable! Not acceptable! Arrrgh!

: "Unique" is an absolute. Either something is unique or it's not. There aren't degrees of uniqueness.

Definitely not acceptable, almost as bad as my "increasingly more" comment in a previous discussion! However I have heard it said before, but that doesn't make it ok.