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    Same difference

    I have never really understood when people say "same difference". How is this correct? How can something be the same if it is different? I try to think about this but I just don't understand.

    When I hear it, I always reply with "No its not. How can it be the same, yet different?"

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    Re: Same difference

    It is an idiom, don't search for logic here It means 'no difference' simply.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Exclamation Re: Same difference

    Quote Originally Posted by mmasny View Post
    It is an idiom, don't search for logic here It means 'no difference' simply.
    I am not a teacher.
    This is a bit confusing and colloquial phrase and is uttered when you agree that what you said was not exactly correct, but you think the difference is not important; as:
    “Did you go by that bus?"
    "Yes, actually it was a coach." "Same difference."
    It means there's very little difference (=they are very similar)

    See another example:
    “She's my sister.”
    “But you have earlier said that she is your stepsister”
    “same difference.” (= It makes no difference for me.)
    Last edited by sarat_106; 18-Mar-2010 at 08:13.

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