Tuesday, October 17, 2006

"I'm not."


I found the definitive dumb phrase in a Woman's Day magazine on the weekend. It's about Steve Irwin, but that's not why it's dumb. I have no bones to pick with Steve these days. (I do wish they'd let that little girl have a childhood, though.) My bone to pick is with Ray Martin and the editorial team at WD. Ray was 'interviewing' Terri, and this is his final sentence:

Steve reminded us we are pretty unique -- and he was more unique than the rest of us.

Oh pul-ease. I am so sick of this misuse of 'unique'. IT MEANS THE ONE AND ONLY. how can something be 'pretty unique'? Is it on your list, Pav? It should be.


Pavlov's Cat said...

I can see that I am going to have to revisit the List at some point.

suzy said...

I agree. Both about wishing the little girl could be left alone (all this talk of "filling his shoes" is making me queasy) and about annoying misuse of unique!