what's the difference

what's the difference

1. How do these things differ? Said in this way, the phrase is a legitimate question that the speaker wants answered. What's the difference between these two recipes? They use the exact same ingredients and everything. What's the difference between all these cell phones?
2. What does it matter? Said in this way, the phrase is usually an aside highlighting the speaker's frustration. We can take the long way home, or we can sit in traffic here. Both ways will take forever, so what's the difference? What's the difference if I come home on Friday night or Saturday morning? You guys will be asleep either way!
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References in classic literature ?
Well, now, what's the difference between my taking you buggy-riding and furnishing the horse and buggy, and taking you horse-back-riding and furnishing the horses?"
What's the difference? A1' the time you've got to yourself is for sleepin', an' when you're sleepin' you're not enjoyin' yourself.
"I like red pinks better than pink ones; but then, it'll fade, anyhow, before night, so what's the difference!"
What's the difference between the will of the people in 2016 and the will of the House of Commons in 2019?
"What's the difference between that and then the world's press descending on the hospital after the baby is born to take glamorous photos of the made-up new mum with her baby?
There was a post box in Swansea painted gold for Ellie Simmonds, what's the difference? Antony Thyer PAINT them anyway that would show the Royal Mail.
"The Barca game is for the guys to get experience, to see how far we are, what's the difference between us and Barca and what's the difference between the PSL and La Liga," Sport24 quoted Mosimane as saying.
What's the difference between representation and identity?
Q: What's the difference between a lawyer and a liar?
My question to you is what's the difference between the two?" he said.
What's the difference between brute force and financial blackmail of NHS managers to enforce new contracts?
Q WHAT'S the difference between liquid feed or the granular kind?
The first thing that separated us was religion but after all we all love God, worship him and believe in him, so what's the difference? Then comes our nationality, but again when you go to different countries though the climate will be different the people are the same.
"What's the difference between the Lib-Dems and a supermarket trolley?
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