Discussion in 'Everything Else' started by matty_k, Jul 5, 2011.
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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.
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.
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 .
As a person with a scientific background the affect/effect one shits me to tears....
Don't let it affect you, sucker me old mucker. There again, you probably wouldn't like the resulting effect...
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"!!
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.
And if someones being LED, there defiantly being a shinning light.
A lower-leg light?
And if you're shinning, you're winning..
I thought upper case was banned from gagr fora.
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Proof that poor grammar can cost you plenty (in USA! USA! USA! anyways):
Can you explain a foreigner what is the difference there? Can't work it out to save my life
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".
But Oxford commas aren't mandatory.
My old English teacher would be very impressed.
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.
Separate names with a comma.