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Posted By: Mr Red
18-Jun-19 - 03:41 AM
Thread Name: BS: Language Pet Peeves
Subject: RE: BS: Language Pet Peeves
There aren't degrees of uniqueness.

I would agree lexicographically, but real life ain't binary. A standard Ford car might come in yellow, or red (please) or any colour as long as it's black. But if you paint it in psychodelia then it is unique, but you can still get the same tyres or windscreen wiper blades for it, which means it isn't (ha - hide yer eyes) that unique!