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    Well is it or isn't it exactly? Bad English!

    Oh my... and this sentence comes from the opening of a CNN front page online news article...


    So, is it 25 years ago or not? It can't be ALMOST exactly.


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    Quote Originally Posted by rockzmom View Post
    Oh my... and this sentence comes from the opening of a CNN front page online news article...



    So, is it 25 years ago or not? It can't be ALMOST exactly.


    I'm not so sure this is an oxymoron. Something can be close to being exact, if not for a slight difference (e.g. if it were September 1st when it was released), it's not quite exactly 25 years, but it almost is. If you were to say just 'Almost 25 years ago' then that could really be any number of years around 25 (24 years, 26 years) rather than having it down to the exact day/month.

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    Yep, not an oxymoron, just close to being exact.
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