What is the difference? between SPINE and BACKBONE?
Feb 9, 2016 7:21 PM
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They mean exactly the same thing. There are some differences in common usage. For instance, in the US at least, we refer to the spine of a book, but not the backbone of a book. Likewise, if we want to make fun of someone for being timid, we might tell them to grow a backbone, but normally not a spine. For most practical circumstances, you can use either word at any time. I guess spine sounds more medical than backbone.
February 9, 2016
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