Monday, September 24, 2012

Uniquely unique

There's a word that's currently over-used and misused so much that it's now acquired a different meaning than original one. 

The word is "unique" and has been a great source of mirth and groans for my kids.

"Unique" means "one of a kind."
If there were 10 of them, they wouldn't be unique now,would they?

But language is a fluid thing, and because enough people has misused it to mean "unusual," it's now an accepted part of its definition.

It'll still annoy my family though.

Do you use "unique" the original way or the altered way?

"I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be." ~ Douglas Adams