Letter: A most unique grammatical blunder
Re: ‘One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer’ (Metro, Aug. 22-25)
While I enjoy Mr. O’Neil’s columns, generally, I must take exception to his use of the word “unique.” In the first two sentences of Mr. O’Neil’s column, he describes the Coolidige Corner neighborhood as “more unique” and “so unique.” “
Unique” refers to a single, sole, solitary item, of which there is only one in the world. In other words, there are no degrees of uniqueness. Something is either unique or it is not. I know, I know, the dream of well-written newspaper content is as dead as the dodo.
But bumping up editorial standards isn’t really that hard, and it would be beneficial to your readers.
Eamonn O’Clerigh, via email