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Dear Americans: A lesson in proper English.

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posted on Jul, 17 2012 @ 10:24 AM
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For naming yourself Sherlock Holmes, you are not very bright.
Coffee is a stimulant. You use a stimulant to wake you up.
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posted on Jul, 17 2012 @ 10:44 AM
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Pennsylvania closes schools the first day of hunting season. Even then, the rest of the week is 7 girls sitting in the classroom.

It was a culture shock moving here.



posted on Jul, 17 2012 @ 10:53 AM
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Your car has an ash tray?



posted on Jul, 17 2012 @ 11:17 AM
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There’s a close link between the stress pattern of I could care less and the kind that appears in certain sarcastic or self-deprecatory phrases that are associated with the Yiddish heritage and (especially) New York Jewish speech. Perhaps the best known is I should be so lucky!, in which the real sense is often “I have no hope of being so lucky”, a closely similar stress pattern with the same sarcastic inversion of meaning. There’s no evidence to suggest that I could care less came directly from Yiddish, but the similarity is suggestive. There are other American expressions that have a similar sarcastic inversion of apparent sense, such as Tell me about it!, which usually means “Don’t tell me about it, because I know all about it already”. These may come from similar sources.


I could care less



posted on Jul, 17 2012 @ 12:12 PM
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That one just bugs me, "I couldn't care less" makes so much more sense, to say you "could care less" implies you do actually care for it, but maybe not much. But in the context it is always used, it is about something you don't care for at all, therefore you "couldn't care less".
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