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Care less 
21st-May-2010 02:44 pm
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Time for a "something nice for a Friday" post and here's one especially for the American brand of alien. Call it an educational gift, it's David Mitchell's latest YouTube Soapbox and it's about a subject very close to my heart. I mean, you know me, I'm perfectly able to accept that Americans exist and will insist on saying certain things wrong differently but this one has been making me angry for years. Here's David Mitchell to explain, and he's got a graph so you know he means business.

And he's positively laid-back about this linguistic travesty compared to me. I'm not even joking, "I could care less" has the ability to genuinely make me angry because, argh! It's not just a quirk of language, it's so completely wrong, it actually says the absolute opposite of what it's being employed to say. So please, if you feel tempted to use this WRONG expression, do take a moment to correct yourself. Or, you know, don't. I could care less. I know I shouldn't but I could care a lot less than I do.

Er... and have a nice weeekend everyone, and that.
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21st-May-2010 03:04 pm (UTC)
Copycat! ;)

Seeya Sunday...
21st-May-2010 05:21 pm (UTC)
Can't watch the video as I'm at work, but there are a few of us Americans and other aliens who actually know that the phrase should be "I couldn't care less" if you want it to actually mean what you are attempting to say ... and the wrongness of the other way bugs us, too.
22nd-May-2010 10:48 am (UTC)
That's good to know...

I take it nothing's arrived yet? Looks like this one's got lost in the post :(
22nd-May-2010 01:59 pm (UTC)
I actually just walked back into the house from collecting the mail and have a nice fat package of goodies from you. Thank you!!!
22nd-May-2010 08:15 pm (UTC)
*phew* I wouldn't have wanted you to go without Being Human! (Actually that I could have easily replaced 'cause I made too many copies LOL.)
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