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Comment author: bigjeff5 03 March 2011 09:18:08PM 1 point [-]

Apples and oranges have more ways they are alike than not alike.

I always have to bring this up when someone makes the "apples to oranges" statement. It's only true so long as you are purposefully ignoring all the ways they are alike.

In other words, it is just as valid to compare apples to oranges as it is to compare fuji apples to granny smith apples.

That's just me being pedantic, but it really seems to apply in this particular case.