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Discussion in 'Everything Else' started by matty_k, Jul 5, 2011.

  1. waiopehu oldboy Tim Horan (67)

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  2. Tex Peter Fenwicke (45)

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    I agree. Although some use the former to describe being at the end of their tether, which to me is NQR.
  3. Highlander35 Paul McLean (56)

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    I've seen some who use "could care less" suggest that to care any less than they currently do would require a large amount of effort.

    I fundamentally disagree with this interpretation. Couldn't care less all the way.
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  4. 2bluesfan Nev Cottrell (35)

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    I came to interpret "could care less" as being intended to mean "I suppose it might be possible to care less than I do, but I CBF thinking too much about it". 'Though I could care less about it ;).
  5. suckerforred Chilla Wilson (44)

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    As a person with a scientific background the affect/effect one shits me to tears....
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  6. Lindommer Andrew Slack (58)

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    Don't let it affect you, sucker me old mucker. There again, you probably wouldn't like the resulting effect... :rolleyes:
  7. Mr Doug Dick Tooth (41)

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    Spot on, Highlander35! John Laws uses it all the time, on morning radio.
    For me, "I could care less" is the exact opposite of "I couldn't care less"!!
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  8. Brumby Runner Rod McCall (65)

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    I'm sure someone with a dictionary will correct me, but another misuse of words, fairly prevalent on GAGR, is "lead" and "led".

    "Lead" to rhyme with red is a dangerous, heavy metal. Being "led" happens when other people or things follow.
  9. boyo Paul McLean (56)

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  10. cyclopath Phil Waugh (73)

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    And if someones being LED, there defiantly being a shinning light.
  11. boyo Paul McLean (56)

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    A lower-leg light?
  12. yourmatesam Bob Davidson (42)

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  13. Brumby Runner Rod McCall (65)

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    I thought upper case was banned from gagr fora.
  14. Tex Peter Fenwicke (45)

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  15. waiopehu oldboy Tim Horan (67)

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  16. saulityvi Syd Malcolm (24)

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  17. waiopehu oldboy Tim Horan (67)

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    The argument is whether "....packing for shipping or distribution" is one thing or two things. As it's written it's one thing but adding a comma (.. packing for shipment, or distribution) makes it two. A better example is probably the one I posted at #361 above but there's plenty more out there if you want to google "Oxford comma".
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  18. Sully John Eales (66)

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    But Oxford commas aren't mandatory.
  19. Quick Hands David Wilson (68)

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  20. waiopehu oldboy Tim Horan (67)

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    Yes, but they should be. For example, how many nationalities does "Ireland, Scotland, England and Wales" represent? Could be three, could be four, but "Ireland, Scotland, England, and Wales" can only be four.
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