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My Japanese colleagues are having a heated debate about which animal is the most 大きい : giraffe or elephant?

Both sides have their arguments (height/volume), so is it entirely a matter of personal preference?
If yes, what is the mainstream opinion on this matter?

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Can you explain how this relates to the Japanese language? – snailplane May 10 '13 at 6:08
@snailboat I guess this question explores if 大きい has a directional preference,or if it is isotropic. – Flaw May 10 '13 at 6:55
detail.chiebukuro.yahoo.co.jp/qa/question_detail/q1121366426  とか・・・  detail.chiebukuro.yahoo.co.jp/qa/question_detail/q1217958667 とか言ってる人もいまし‌​た – user1016 May 10 '13 at 10:37
でも detail.chiebukuro.yahoo.co.jp/qa/question_detail/q1453121039 と言う人たちもいま‌​したし soudan1.biglobe.ne.jp/qa7404422.html では意見が分かれてました – user1016 May 10 '13 at 11:04
@Flaw I think if you or Nicolas Raoul edit the question to ask something specifically about 大きい, and make it clear the OP isn't just trying to figure out whether elephants or giraffes are bigger, you might be able to get the question reopened :-) – snailplane May 11 '13 at 9:47

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