Wednesday, September 23, 2009

just like everybody else


I guess here "unique" is a euphemism for "totally weird." Thanks, Brian.

4 comments:

blogyalater said...

It's nice that this sign also breaks another grammar rule that there are no levels of uniqueness. Something is unique or not. You cannot be the most unique.

deckardcanine said...

@blogyalater: That actually would explain the quotation marks. "We know this isn't the right word, but it's the closest we could think of."

But I'm not convinced it is wrong. You can be more different from others than the others are different from others.

Br.Bill said...

@deckardcanine: Uniqueness is not a measurement of differentness. Unique means "one of a kind". Either something is one of a kind, or it isn't. The honorable blogyalater is correct.

Stabwound Joe said...

Saying "most unique" is like saying "kind of pregnant" Br.Bill is correct. ^_^