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Subject:  Re: The most unique Date:  9/6/2006  11:03 PM
Author:  dianagram Number:  744 of 756

aga2002 writes:

[S]o what bothers you is that is should say "unique" without "the most" since unique already implies that there are no degrees to it?

I reply:

Yes. "Unique" is an absolute, and should not be modified. In the phrase I quoted, a far better word would have been "distinctive." --Bob


Hate to rain on the parade, but unique isn't THAT unique all the time

- Scrabble geek

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