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Which is correct?

One in the same...

or

One and the same...

A quick google-vote says the former is "correct".

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A good reason not to rely on google-votes.... –  Hellion Dec 13 '10 at 23:49
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Who said the majority can't be wrong? ;) –  user730 Dec 13 '10 at 23:57
    
Rule by the Mob... no matter how wrong they are! :) –  Chris Dwyer Dec 14 '10 at 0:10

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up vote 7 down vote accepted

The correct usage is "One and the same". A good dictionary or phrase compilation will confirm this. "One and the same" is used for emphasis, especially when there are seemingly different identities, characters, etc, in question. For example:

Johnny Jackson and the blind beggar in that corner are one and the same.

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@Chris: You should parse it as "emphasis by repetition"; the entities under consideration are (of) one (sort), and the entities under consideration are the same. –  user730 Dec 13 '10 at 23:36

One and the same.

Citation: Reference.com

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