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One and (in?) the same

Posted by Karen Zethmayr on August 07, 2001

"In" does not make the cold, hard, logical sense that "and" does, and when I used the phrase in an article, I had to come down on the side of "one." I just have a nagging feeling I've also heard it the other way. Anyone have an inkling what I might be confusing it with? Perhaps if the phrase also appears a lot with "in," it's just the result of good old American lazy diction.