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Is anyone else confused by the expression "same difference?"

It just doesn't make sense to me. Can anyone give me an explanation for this saying to make it seem more applicable?

 
BridgetC140

Asked by BridgetC140 at 11:51 PM on Feb. 14, 2009 in Just for Fun

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Answers (9)
  • I have no idea. It annoys me when I hear it because its an oxymoron for one, and when I've heard it used, it makes no sense at all. I say, "whats the difference" or "same thing".
    kbates1208

    Answer by kbates1208 at 12:22 AM on Feb. 15, 2009

  • OH and I understand that this expression will always be used under different context, but the "feeling" exhibited always seem to be the same. I wish I could think of a specific conversation, in order to receive the best explanation.
    BridgetC140

    Answer by BridgetC140 at 11:53 PM on Feb. 14, 2009

  • i used to use that all time and i cant think of an example or explanation either lol
    jodi205

    Answer by jodi205 at 11:55 PM on Feb. 14, 2009

  • To me "same thing" generally fits, so why say "same difference?" . . . lol. Thanks Jodi
    BridgetC140

    Answer by BridgetC140 at 11:58 PM on Feb. 14, 2009

  • Oh, and sorry if I sound too technical, I just finished writing an English paper. My brain is on work mode . . lol.
    BridgetC140

    Answer by BridgetC140 at 12:01 AM on Feb. 15, 2009

  • I dunno either and I use it all the time too lol. I guess cuz maybe if something has the same difference, then it is the same altogether? Just a fancy way of saying it. That's the English language for ya!
    jessicarae787

    Answer by jessicarae787 at 12:06 AM on Feb. 15, 2009

  • well your welcome i wasnt much help but "same difference" lol
    jodi205

    Answer by jodi205 at 12:07 AM on Feb. 15, 2009

  • Don't worry . . I will think of a situation before too long . . lol!!!!!!!

    OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO . . . got one, here goes:

    Girl: I will never speak to his cheating ass again!

    Friend: Wait, you cheated on him!

    Girl: Same difference!

    This is a specific case where it makes ABSOLUTELY NO SENSE.

    I just heard that conversation on tv!!
    BridgetC140

    Answer by BridgetC140 at 12:16 AM on Feb. 15, 2009

  • lol yeah it means 'same thing'
    aliciatron

    Answer by aliciatron at 3:17 AM on Feb. 15, 2009