Errors on the Yahoo! front page aren’t unique. In fact, they’re not even unusual. They happen every day. So, would this be the most unique error to appear on yahoo.com?
Because unique has traditionally meant “one of a kind” or “without equal; unparalleled,” many grammarians believe it can’t be modified. Something is either unique or not unique, and nothing is more unique or most unique. Though language changes and some feel that unique has evolved to mean “extraordinary,” keep in mind this: If you choose to modify unique, you put yourself in the company of Yahoo!’s writers and editors. Do you really want to be there?