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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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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.
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 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.
hey They don't mind hey don't mind me having my ears pierced, some having my ears pierced, so what's the difference? How what's the difference?
So what's the difference? Are not these folk in NSW, Louisiana and New Zealand just as much in need of charity and help as are the poor folk in Somalia et al?
The students, pictured below, travelled to the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) in London for the Cut Films awards to see their short "What's the Difference?" given the thumbs up by judges.
I've been told I've got a nice bum, plus when I compete I am wearing a skinsuit, so really what's the difference?" Victoria, whose nude photoshoot appears in GQ magazine, on sale tomorrow, hopes Britain will crack open the bubbly if she wins gold this summer.
What's the difference? It depends on a person's point of view.
What's the difference? Another EUR100 billion, this time in tax breaks to sweeten the deal for Republican members of the House.
I can't remember the words anyway, so what's the difference? I want to be like Axl.
What's the difference? What's the difference, morally speaking, if the victim is five feet tall or five inches tall?
In our story HIV Type2, What's the Difference? (August 2005, Issue 147), we reported that only the Western Blot can detect HIV-2.
So what's the difference? William's blood may be blue but prick him and he still bleeds like the rest of us.
When Diane Sawyer pointed out that the administration had stated, "as a hard fact, that there were weapons of mass destruction as opposed to the possibility that [Saddam] could move to acquire those weapons," Bush responded, "So what's the difference?" And he added: "The possibility that he could acquire weapons.
Growing up in low income families: welfare or work, what's the difference? 1 year $5,000.
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