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The Merriam Webster dictionary says:

 

The original meaning of iconic was essentially "resembling an icon," but today it often describes what is so admired that it could be the subject of an icon. And with that use, iconic has become part of the language of advertising and publicity: companies and magazines and TV hosts encourage us to think of some consumer item or pop star or show as first-rate or immortal or flawless—absolutely "iconic"—when that person or thing is actually simply widely known and—they assert—distinctively excellent.

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"Unique" is another word that is sometimes misunderstood...

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Re: I googled "iconic"

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I'm often amused when someone says "very unique."

 

Merriam Webster Dictionary says:

 

Our evidence shows that very unique is much more frequently used in spoken English than in professionally edited writing, which means that it is understood to be more informal and should be used with care. Though there is no strict rule of grammar that prevents modifying these adjectives, we must remember to be very careful.

 

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Brilliant is yet another misunderstood, and surely misused, word.

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And I love it when a pair of Susan Graver polyester britches are referred to as stunning. 🙄

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@PansyBoo   Your post made me laugh out loud!!

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I had Campbell's Chunky Chicken Cornn Chowder for dinner. It was delicious.

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@PansyBoo wrote:

 

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polyester britches


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@LizzieInSRQ wrote:

I had Campbell's Chunky Chicken Cornn Chowder for dinner. It was delicious.


@LizzieInSRQ , But was it literally iconic, are you obsessed ? 😂

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@QVCkitty1 wrote:

@LizzieInSRQ wrote:

I had Campbell's Chunky Chicken Cornn Chowder for dinner. It was delicious.


@LizzieInSRQ , But was it literally iconic, are you obsessed ? 😂


@QVCkitty1      I believe @LizzieInSRQ msg was posted to the previous thread on  a different subject.     (I have noticed that sometimes when you click on something, it leads you to the wrong place.)     di

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