awsohllfegyang (awsohllfegyang) wrote in linguaphiles,
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 Studying for my Forensic Anthro final and I came across this sentence in my textbook (Introduction to Forensic Anthropology, Steven N. Byers):

"Although only rarely used, the most common method for reconstructing stature from the complete skeleton is that of Georges Fully..." (252)

"rarely used" and "most common" are conflicting attributes of this method, no? This is the first sentence of an entire section and the proceeding sentence dives right into the technicalities of this technique so it doesn't explain why it's rare yet so common. 
 
I want to know your thoughts, Linguaphiles! Am I missing something? Analyzing this beyond semantic recognition?
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