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  1. qqpp
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    as diverse as the National Rifle Assn.

    (context: In response, millions of people spurred on by groups as diverse as the National Rifle Assn. and the National Organization for Women contacted the FCC and Congress to voice their opposition. )


    What does "as diverse as the National Rifle Assn. and the National Organization for Women" mean? I know the National Rifle Assn. and the National Organization for Women are two organizations. But why are they "diverse"?

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    Re: as diverse as the National Rifle Assn.

    Quote Originally Posted by qqpp View Post
    (context: In response, millions of people spurred on by groups as diverse as the National Rifle Assn. and the National Organization for Women contacted the FCC and Congress to voice their opposition. )


    What does "as diverse as the National Rifle Assn. and the National Organization for Women" mean? I know the National Rifle Assn. and the National Organization for Women are two organizations. But why are they "diverse"?
    They are expressing the belief that these two groups have membership lists and missions that are very different from each other. And they probably do.


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    Re: as diverse as the National Rifle Assn.

    Does that mean the two organizations are different from each other or the difference within each organization is quite big?

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    Re: as diverse as the National Rifle Assn.

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    Does that mean the two organizations are different from each other or the difference within each organization is quite big?
    Different from each other.

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