Tuesday, October 17, 2006
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.