Thursday, 28 June 2007

In Recenseo Veritas

According to the Whorf-Sapir Hypothesis, language influences thought. Which makes you wonder what the writer of the following was thinking -

"Although the band's music is very (and I emphasize on very) unique..."*

Are there different grades of uniqueness? Can something be only "slightly unique" - meaning, there's more than one of them? What sort of world would be inhabited by a person who considers "unique" to include quantities of greater than one? Some weird kind of optimistic one, I suppose.

(* from a review of Lover, The Lord Has Left Us by The Sound of Animals Fighting)

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