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#1
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=om7O0MFkmpw

Americans, explain yourselves.
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#2
Since when is this an American issue? People from all over the world make this mistake, you dumbass 'strayan.
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#3
Do you mean to say that you couldn't care less?
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#4
I could care less what Australians think of our grammar.
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#6
**** Australia.
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#7
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Do you mean to say that you couldn't care less?


This.
#8
I'm American and I say couldn't. This video explains perfectly why I say this. However, it is true that most Americans tend to say "I could care less." To me, this makes no sense.
#10
This isn't an American problem. It's an idiot problem.


Inb4 hurrr durr same thing
#11
He didn't do anything to battle the stereotype of brits and their teeth though.
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#13
Also, watching the second bit of his video just makes it look like he's picking at the small bits. Holding the fort was taken for it's intended meaning, but holding down is taken literally. I forgot that we could physically hold forts as well :eyeroll: Both are perfectly valid because neither is meant to be taken literally, it's the down bit that has his jimmies rustled.
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#18
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Amazing how a sarcastic phrase has wording that is the opposite of what it means. Almost as if it is meant to be taken sarcastically.

i'm glad there's at least one person here who gets it / isn't a pedantic twat.
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#20
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i'm glad there's at least one person here who gets it / isn't a pedantic twat.

I don't think I've ever heard "I could care less" delivered with a sarcastic intent.
#21
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#22
The only thing in that vein that bugs me, is when people are saying some numbers (like a phone number) and they say "OH" (like the letter) instead of "Zero".
#23
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The only thing in that vein that bugs me, is when people are saying some numbers (like a phone number) and they say "OH" (like the letter) instead of "Zero".

Is there anyone who doesn't do this?
#24
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Is there anyone who doesn't do this?

When I mean Zero, I say Zero. I don't say something else.

But I spent a number of years as a programmer, where it makes a difference which one you use.
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#25
Oh and zero are comoletely different.
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#27
It's like "I could care less, but I care so little im not even gonna put the effort into caring less"
#28
I hate it when people spell out letter phonetically instead of just putting the letter in quotation marks, like "O."
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#29
Yeah, what's up with that "herb" thing? I have a book by an American writer and the word herb is always written as "an herb". What the f**k? Have the same damn language, yeah you too UKunts.
#30
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Yeah, what's up with that "herb" thing? I have a book by an American writer and the word herb is always written as "an herb". What the f**k? Have the same damn language, yeah you too UKunts.

Because some people didn't used to pronounce 'h'.

An 'istoric event.
An 'erb.
An 'otel.

Sort of a tradition I guess.
#31
An hour.

Both Americans and English keep the "h" silent, so,
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#32
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It's like "I could care less, but I care so little im not even gonna put the effort into caring less"


No.
#33
This thread's been done at least fifty times before. zzzzzzzzzzzzz
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#34
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This thread's been done at least fifty times before. zzzzzzzzzzzzz

And yet there still has been no rational, reasonable response from the posters who utilise this phrase.
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#36
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How many times do we have to have this thread?

As many times as it takes to change the world for the better by having people say it properly.
#37
I have explained like a dozen times on here why "I could care less" is perfectly acceptable and if everyone is too stupid to understand a very simple concept... Seriously.
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#38
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It's like "I could care less, but I care so little im not even gonna put the effort into caring less"

Well that's just counter-intuitive. Completely defies logic.


If you care a little, wouldn't it be easier to not care at all, and therefore render yourself incapable of caring less?


Caring just a little and holding onto that little bit of care so that you don't expend any energy trying not to care is preposterous. If you can't not care about something without expending energy, then you obviously care about something, at which point "I could care less" is completely redundant. Why not just say "I care about this a little bit"?


The sarcasm explanation is at least logical, but it's still ****ing stupid. Is sarcasm used poorly. Sarcasm works contextually. Taking this one phrase and applying to any context in which you don't really care, doesn't carry the same effect as if it was offered up originally and in some relevant. context.
#39
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How many times do we have to have this thread?

Until the people who stop spending so much time talking about "real" English realise that as a language it's perfectly fluid and subject to change, due to region and history.

What's ironic is that he uses the term "holding down the fort", and later complains about the "french" pronunciation of herb. Ironic, because fort comes from an old French word.
#40
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What's ironic is that he uses the term "holding down the fort", and later complains about the "french" pronunciation of herb. Ironic, because fort comes from an old French word.


Can you speak French?
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