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    which is better/correct?

    you'll always be unique to me
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    you'll always be special to me

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    Re: which is better/correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by zotyapecs View Post
    you'll always be unique to me
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    you'll always be special to me
    It depends what you mean. "Special" simply means that that person holds a particular place in your heart/feelings, and that you think of them differently from "most people".

    "Unique" really means that they are one of a kind, different to everyone else you know.


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    Re: which is better/correct?

    Thank You,
    I'd like to write this for a girl. So I think the "special" is better for my situation.

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    Re: which is better/correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by zotyapecs View Post
    you'll always be unique to me
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    you'll always be special to me
    Zotyapecs =? Zoltán aki Pécsen lakik? Én is pécsről írok!

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    Re: which is better/correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by zotyapecs View Post
    Thank You,
    I'd like to write this for a girl. So I think the "special" is better for my situation.
    Girls like both versions!

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    #6

    Re: which is better/correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by zotyapecs View Post
    you'll always be unique to me
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    you'll always be special to me
    You'll always be unique to me. You're the only girl I know with three warts on the left side of her nose.

    If I were a girl, I'd prefer "special" - even if it too is susceptible to unfortunate connotations in the wrong hands.

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    Re: which is better/correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    You'll always be unique to me. You're the only girl I know with three warts on the left side of her nose.

    If I were a girl, I'd prefer "special" - even if it too is susceptible to unfortunate connotations in the wrong hands.
    Yes! I was going to mention that earlier, but these days it's considered rather un-PC (not politically correct). However, it's probably important that the original poster knows this:

    "Special" can have negative connotations, in the UK at least. It can be understood to mean "having special needs" ie being below normal intelligence, having certain physical limitations and other such problems. It is used sarcastically.

    Person 1 - My mate constantly falls over in the street for no apparent reason, and his spelling is terrible!

    Person 2 - Oh, is he a bit "special"? (said in a very sarcastic tone of voice)

    Another example, from personal experience: One of my friends has a pair of shoes which don't have laces or a buckle, they have a strap across the top which is secured to the main part of the shoe by Velcro (the sort of hook-and-eye system where two pieces of material fix together and can then be "ripped" apart). She refers to these as her "special" shoes, referring to the fact that some people with some physical/mental limitations are incapable of using buckles, or of tying shoelaces, so can often be seen wearing shoes with this very simple system.

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    Re: which is better/correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by zotyapecs View Post
    Thank You,
    I'd like to write this for a girl. So I think the "special" is better for my situation.
    Yeah, 'special' is better. How about 'you'll always hold a special place in my heart'?

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