Level 188 Comments: Anon Annihilator
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#94 - anon (06/03/2015) [-]
Ironic shitposting is still shitposting faggot
|#33 - No, because if you want to demonstrate to someone that you car…||06/01/2015 on Emo granny time||0|
|#32 - No, it's just incorrect. "Couldn't care less" is cor…||06/01/2015 on Emo granny time||0|
|#16 - Couldn't care less. Could care less means you do care… [+] (10 new replies)||05/31/2015 on Emo granny time||+4|
#19 - bagguhsleep (05/31/2015) [-]
well if someone wanted to cunt up the place even further could argue that "could care less" is used as a comparison to someone else's ability to care
like if someone says they care very little for something, you can say you could care less about it than they do
then again what special kind of moron would waste time arguing and pointing out the faults in the idioms of the english language?
#33 - thechosenchildsaid (06/01/2015) [-]
No, because if you want to demonstrate to someone that you care less than them the best way to do that is to say "Well I couldn't care less."
Using "Could care less," is completely unspecific, it could mean you care a tiny iota - and care a little less than that still - or could mean you care a metric fucktonne and have a large magnitude of caring to care less with.
Also, pointing out faults in language isn't moronic or special, since he obviously intended to convey something but didn't as his language was incorrect. It's also not a fault with the idiom, it's just incorrect.
#21 - alcantara (05/31/2015) [-]
In your example, if the other person is mentioning something, they exhibit through action that they care to some degree; if you didn't care at all, you would use a definitive when noting such, rather than making a conditional statement.
What they are tying to convey, is that they do not care; the correct way to show this would be to say that you couldn't care less, as even if we accept that the original version is a suggestion that you could care less than the original person, it still suggests you care to some degree given you purposefully avoided saying you don't care at all.
#23 - bagguhsleep (06/01/2015) [-]
it's about meaning
It's grammatically incorrect, but "could care less" is an expression that carries the connotation of not caring
what do you think thinkmuffinssnuffims meant? "i don't care but i also kinda sorta maybe care a little?"
and if you wanted people to abandon "could care less" and use "I don't care" instead, why not get rid of idioms altogether? we don't need "two birds, one stone" if the execution of a plan involves neither birds, nor stones. just have them say "this is an efficient solution." stop saying "hit the hay;" use "go to sleep." never say something is a "piece of cake," say it's easy.
yes nigga you paid attention in high school but your point is new to no one
#25 - alcantara (06/01/2015) [-]
Your points are borderline retarded; 'hit the hay(stack)' originates from when many people slept on hay beds; 'two birds with one stone' simply refers to one action offering two solutions with the objects cited in the phrase being representative rather than literal. Referring to something as a piece of cake is a strange one, I'll give you that.
However, your argument is flawed; nobody said to stop using idioms, rather the suggestion was to use the correct one. Granted 'could care less' exists, it is however idiotic - why would one would want to say they don't care by suggesting they do care, other than the reason of illiteracy?
Idioms don't need to be logical, but when they are entirely contrary to the point they are meant to convey, it is rather problematic. It's also strange that the inherently contradictory version surfaced long after the original, though given it came about during the 1960's in America I dare we can look back to the illiteracy thing.
Does calling me a nigga make you feel like one of the cool kids? It's okay, this is a safe space, nobody will steal your tatter-tots - though we may swap out your apple juice for some horse piss.
#28 - bagguhsleep (06/01/2015) [-]
>though we may swap out your apple juice for some horse piss.
why do you have horse piss on your person
i thought i was being pretty clear but holy shit
the reason "could care less" is still around while being grammatically incorrect is because it has taken on the meaning of "don't care" and the reason it hasn't been replaced by "couldn't care less" is because no one is petty enough to go around parading their super duper understanding of eighth grade grammar
who knows, that could be you, though
you could be the one to finally save the world from the tyrannical clutches of wrongly worded expressions in the english language
time will only tell; the rest of us have to wait in anxiety -- huddled around our fireplaces in fear of mistakes in grammar
if only your bravery could be spread among us, for even a shred of your valiance instilled in each of us would give mankind the faint glimmer of hope that we need
#32 - thechosenchildsaid (06/01/2015) [-]
No, it's just incorrect. "Couldn't care less" is correct, "Could care less" is a bastardisation of the original turn of phrase and incorrect.
It's not a figure of speech either. A figure of speech is a word or phrase used in a non-literal sense for rhetorical effect.
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