Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Qualifying 'Identical'

Day 94
Originally uploaded by Road2Chaos

My Dad is one of these people who has a rant when he hears someone say something along the lines of, "it's pretty unique", or "they are identical, apart from x". Until not so long ao I would have agreed with him on this. And I still do on the 'unique' point - something is either unique, or it's not. It can't be 'mostly unique', the 'mostly' qualifier makes it NOT unique.

Llet me say here, I am constantly arguing with my Dad. About anything, big or small. We argue just for the sake of arguing. He was convinced I was going to go to law school and become a lawyer because of how much I have always argued! Anyways, while we were in New Zealand, there was an advertisement on tv for a car. The ad said something like, "These two cars are identical. But this car is $xxx,xxx and this car is $xxx,xxy." Dad started his rant about how the slight price difference makes them not identical, how can they make an ad with the incorrect use of the word, blah blah blah. "Ahem, Dad, You see these two little boys here? The ones playing on your living room floor that you are convinced you can tell apart? Yeah, those ones. They are identical, but they are certainly not exactly the same. I think the car company can pull off the ad!" Yeah, I won that argument!!!

On another note - the boys and I didn't go on our walk today...and I'm glad we didn't - about 10mins after we'd normally leave, they sky clouded over and the wind started blowing.


1 comment:

  1. Yeah, I think you won that argument too! It totally blows my mind how my boys have the exact same DNA yet are soooo different from each other. It's crazy.