Grammar, its not difficult!

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posted on Nov, 17 2012 @ 09:28 PM
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I'd like to start by saying that this is not a dig purely directed at ats users or any one group in particular...

Right, i can't be the only one who gets wound up by the constantly used phrases like 'i could care less'? There are more but this one royally grinds my gears! Obviously if you could care less you DO care!

Also, is anyone else noticing that in news stories online there seems to be a competition between (the authors of) said stories to stick bloody brackets in where there's no need for them?

Trivial matters i know but it boils my urine!
edit on 17-11-2012 by BlueNose because: Spelt grammar wrong in the title... Now THAT, Allanis Morisette, is Ironic!




posted on Nov, 17 2012 @ 09:30 PM
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Grammar.........


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posted on Nov, 17 2012 @ 09:31 PM
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It's not difficult.
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posted on Nov, 17 2012 @ 09:31 PM
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Spelling!!!


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posted on Nov, 17 2012 @ 09:33 PM
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Originally posted by savageheart
Grammar.........

Yes, caught that one before the edit also.
Oh the irony!



posted on Nov, 17 2012 @ 09:33 PM
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I know what you rant, though. I notice such mistakes immediately, but cannot expect everyone here to be keen on all the rules and idioms of English.
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posted on Nov, 17 2012 @ 09:33 PM
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It is when you have low blood pressure, dyslexic and half drunk.


I epoh uoy nac daer siht.

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posted on Nov, 17 2012 @ 09:34 PM
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Lol, the irony isn't lost on me. Star for all who corrected me!

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posted on Nov, 17 2012 @ 09:35 PM
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I purposefully use "I could care less" when that is precisely what I mean.

When I say that, what I actually mean is: "if you think that I am callous about (subject), then you should know that it is possible for me to care even less than my present level of caring."

Sometimes, something is so completely useless to me that I could NOT care less about it because I am presently unable to remove any more care for (subject) than I already have.



posted on Nov, 17 2012 @ 09:40 PM
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This post i like! If you couldn't care less then say so. Bad english is becoming the norm, sometimes from the same people who complain about the dumbing down of society!



posted on Nov, 17 2012 @ 09:43 PM
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reply to post by Manhater
 


I suppose one out of three isn't bad!

?ti si dnuor s'ohW



posted on Nov, 17 2012 @ 09:44 PM
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reply to post by BlueNose
 


So you intentionally do exactly what makes your blood boil? You should be on HBO.



posted on Nov, 17 2012 @ 09:48 PM
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Besides the blondeness, I don't have enough O2 going to the brain right now. So, excuse me if I can't fit your fancy with Grammar. We all are not perfect.

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posted on Nov, 17 2012 @ 09:48 PM
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Hlelo Bulnesoe..............

Dno't wrory aubot the slpeling (or gamrmer) mtae

I cdnuolt blveiee taht I cluod aulaclty uesdnatnrd waht I was rdanieg. The phaonmneal pweor of the hmuan mnid. Aoccdrnig to a rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it deosn't mttaer in waht oredr the ltteers in a wrod are, the olny tihng is taht the frist and lsat ltteer be in the rghit pclae. The rset can be a taotl mses and you can sitll raed it wouthit a porbelm. Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe. Amzanig, huh ? Yaeh, and I awlyas thought slpeling was ipmorantt !

Now mroe iprmoatnlty, wehre are all the UFO's

(Standard reply for spelling / grammar Nazi's)

(Pats you on the back and says "There, Their, They're")



posted on Nov, 17 2012 @ 09:49 PM
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"I could care less" is almost as annoying as the incorrect use of "their", "they're", "there", "your" and "you're".



posted on Nov, 17 2012 @ 09:49 PM
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I agree, although being from this side of the pond the best i can hope for is a 2am slot on BBC2 when anyone with half a brain is in bed.



posted on Nov, 17 2012 @ 09:54 PM
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I'm not here to judge, but where does the bad grammar get picked up? The example i gave seems like a ridiculously overused phrase right now. I mean, I'm sure you were good at speaking england when you were a children?



posted on Nov, 17 2012 @ 10:00 PM
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Originally posted by SpearMint
"I could care less" is almost as annoying as the incorrect use of "their", "they're", "there", "your" and "you're".


I could care less that their getting it rong, but it's when you tell them and they get all indignant about it, that really spins my nipples... Because you just know they're going to do it again on purpose because 'if you can't tell what they mean then you're just stupid.' as if it's acceptable to be an idiot just because you own an iphone.

O.o



posted on Nov, 17 2012 @ 10:02 PM
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Cheer up. Hennig Brand discovered phosphorus around 1669 by boiling urine. There's light at the end of the tunnel [(so to speak)].



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posted on Nov, 17 2012 @ 10:02 PM
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I have read that before and it is amazing how easy it is to read. I still hate it though when someone presents a very credible argument and then ends with 'i could care less' about or some similar oxymoron.
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