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randulo

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I've argued that in the past as well, but more and more you see or hear "totally unique" or "quite unique". Why fight it :)
 

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I've argued that in the past as well, but more and more you see or hear "totally unique" or "quite unique". Why fight it :)
For thousands of years, from the start of speech, languages evolved as communication increased.
Now with communication possibly at its peak languages are devolving.
Words used incorrectly lose their meaning and then the ability to express that meaning is lost.
 

randulo

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I would guess the majority of (non-commercial) communication today is telegraphic SMS and emojis :happydance:
 

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I think "totally" would be an intensifier just like "utterly," obversely implying the possibility of being partially unique, which is illogical.

But the sad fact is that many people today take "unique" to mean "unusual," which can be intensified, with the result that it now has that meaning. Language does change over time, after all.
 
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