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)