Six of One

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The idiom "six of one, half a dozen of the other" means that two alternatives are equivalent or indifferent; it doesn't matter which one we choose.

Six of One, Half Dozen of the Other or Six of One may also refer to one of the following:

  • Six of One (Battlestar Galactica), an episode of TV series Battlestar Galactica
  • Six of One, an Appreciation Society of TV series The Prisoner
  • Six of One, one of the original names for the TV series Friends (1994-2004)
  • Six of One, a character on TV series Tripping the Rift
  • Six of One, Half-Dozen of the Other, the US version of the Marillion album A Singles Collection (1992)
  • Six of One, Mach One album (1983)
  • Six of One, Evan Parker's solo album (1980)
  • Six of One, Half a Dozen of the Other, Del Reeves album (1967)
  • "It's just six of one and half a dozen of the other.", a line from The Pirate by Frederick Marryat (1836)
  • "Were I to allot each their shares of illiberality, I should say, there are six of the one and half-a-dozen of the other;", a line from "Romance and Reality" by Letitia Elizabeth Landon (1831)

Note that this phrase (there are six of the one and half-a-dozen of the other) also occurs in an article by Brande on Inflammable Gases in The Edinburgh Review, 1820.