Far various reasons I am learning bzr. I guess I hadn't fully internalized the "distributed" in Distributed Version Control System because I ran into two scenarios that were similar, but in one bzr get was used and in the other bzr branch was used, so I headed for the help to find out the differences:

$ bzr help branch
usage: bzr branch FROM_LOCATION [TO_LOCATION]
aliases: get, clone

Create a new copy of a branch.

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Get and branch are just aliases!

Then my head exploded.