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Old 12-20-2016, 09:38 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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I love FrancoLuigi's pizza and most of the staff, except...Franco himself. That guy's a total self-absorbed d**k. His joint would do even better if he stayed out of the place so customers didn't have to deal with him.

And I agree, South Philly is great at Xmas!!!
Hah-so that was the rude guy that took my order-everyone else was great I agree.
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Old 12-20-2016, 02:57 PM
 
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Hah-so that was the rude guy that took my order-everyone else was great I agree.
Short bald dbag?
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Old 12-21-2016, 12:01 AM
 
Location: Germantown, Philadelphia
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That's one of the best parts IMO. The old mixed with the new. So far (fingers crossed), we have mostly all local places. The new Spanish Tapas place is from a small restaurant chain out of town, but still pretty unique. So many offerings on the avenue.
Pardon me for violating Netiquette, but I'm on a one-man mission to defend the uniqueness of "unique" - a noun that admits to no comparative or relative modifiers.

A thing cannot be "more unique," or "most unique," or "somewhat unique." "Unique" means "there's only one of these; there's nothing else like it." And if there's nothing else like it, then by definition, there's nothing that compares to it. Similarly, it can't be one-of-a-kind to a greater or lesser degree.

The English language has plenty of nouns that describe superlative qualities that can be used with modifiers: "distinctive," "outstanding," "unusual," "original," and so on.

Leave "unique" for those occasions when you're describing something that's like nothing else. If you don't, we won't have a word left to describe something that's like nothing else.

Carry on.
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Old 12-21-2016, 07:03 AM
 
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Pardon me for violating Netiquette, but I'm on a one-man mission to defend the uniqueness of "unique" - a noun that admits to no comparative or relative modifiers.

A thing cannot be "more unique," or "most unique," or "somewhat unique." "Unique" means "there's only one of these; there's nothing else like it." And if there's nothing else like it, then by definition, there's nothing that compares to it. Similarly, it can't be one-of-a-kind to a greater or lesser degree.

The English language has plenty of nouns that describe superlative qualities that can be used with modifiers: "distinctive," "outstanding," "unusual," "original," and so on.

Leave "unique" for those occasions when you're describing something that's like nothing else. If you don't, we won't have a word left to describe something that's like nothing else.

Carry on.
MSE - I agree, but you realize this is City-Data right? What made you pick this rather than the 1 billion other grammatical atrocities on this site? Perhaps the 2am time-stamp indicates the ol' "drink n' post".

Btw - Spanish tapas on EPA is unique. There is not another spanish tapas bar on that stretch of the avenue that I know of.

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Old 12-21-2016, 07:17 AM
 
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Pardon me for violating Netiquette, but I'm on a one-man mission to defend the uniqueness of "unique" - a noun that admits to no comparative or relative modifiers.

A thing cannot be "more unique," or "most unique," or "somewhat unique." "Unique" means "there's only one of these; there's nothing else like it." And if there's nothing else like it, then by definition, there's nothing that compares to it. Similarly, it can't be one-of-a-kind to a greater or lesser degree.

The English language has plenty of nouns that describe superlative qualities that can be used with modifiers: "distinctive," "outstanding," "unusual," "original," and so on.

Leave "unique" for those occasions when you're describing something that's like nothing else. If you don't, we won't have a word left to describe something that's like nothing else.

Carry on.
When will you(along with so many others) stop using, "that said"? I know it's fine, gramatically speaking, but, maybe, substitute " however" from time to time.
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Old 12-21-2016, 07:23 AM
 
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When will you(along with so many others) stop using, "that said"? I know it's fine, gramatically speaking, but, maybe, substitute " however" from time to time.
The use of "however" would be outstanding, but definitely not unique.
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Old 12-21-2016, 10:11 PM
 
Location: Germantown, Philadelphia
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MSE - I agree, but you realize this is City-Data right? What made you pick this rather than the 1 billion other grammatical atrocities on this site? Perhaps the 2am time-stamp indicates the ol' "drink n' post".

Btw - Spanish tapas on EPA is unique. There is not another spanish tapas bar on that stretch of the avenue that I know of.
Well, it was late, but ask my intern from this term - no grammatical error sets me off like the misuse of "unique," and it's precisely because there's no other word in the language that serves its purpose. Were there one (people ignoring the subjunctive I lament but do not go on the warpath over), I might not object so strenuously to "unique" being used to mean "unusual" or "special," but there isn't - "unique" is truly unique ("truly" being one of the few adjectives that can be attached to the word).
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Old 12-22-2016, 10:29 AM
 
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I've seen a lot of grammar arguments on the internet, but this one is definitely somewhat unique.
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Old 12-22-2016, 09:49 PM
 
Location: Germantown, Philadelphia
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I've seen a lot of grammar arguments on the internet, but this one is definitely somewhat unique.
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