Limitation in the Drupal Menu system

The Drupal menu system API says that each path in the menu should be unique. I think it should read "must be unique".

On his blog, ragaskar talks about his own problems he had with menu items pointing to the same path.

The following are other reference to it:
* http://drupal.org/node/186117
* http://drupal.org/node/203079

If I want to have multiple menu items (in different menus) point to the same path, what is the recommended solution? I find that weird because it is not uncommon for a website to have a bottom menu that repeat some of the links found in the top menu!