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2020-10-30 7:12:30 PM  
"#1 Could Care Less vs. Couldn't Care Less".

Stopped reading right there.

Whatever idiot wrote that piece has no farking clue whatsoever what language is or how it works. Yes, a literal parsing of the words appears to contradict the intention. No, it's not wrong. There is not an English-speaking person in America who does not understand what the speaker means. Therefore by farking definition it is correct usage.

Note to people about to defend this idiot: you sound like a thirteen year-old bragging about the size of their dictionary. Correct language has barely anything to do with the so-called grammar beaten into you in junior high school.
 
2020-10-30 7:16:44 PM  
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No kidding.
 
2020-10-30 7:22:02 PM  

HugeMistake: "#1 Could Care Less vs. Couldn't Care Less".

Stopped reading right there.

Whatever idiot wrote that piece has no farking clue whatsoever what language is or how it works. Yes, a literal parsing of the words appears to contradict the intention. No, it's not wrong. There is not an English-speaking person in America who does not understand what the speaker means. Therefore by farking definition it is correct usage.

Note to people about to defend this idiot: you sound like a thirteen year-old bragging about the size of their dictionary. Correct language has barely anything to do with the so-called grammar beaten into you in junior high school.


Your wrong for all intensive porpoise.
 
2020-10-30 7:32:17 PM  
I prefer the more sensual "Nip it in the butt"
 
2020-10-30 7:35:12 PM  

HugeMistake: "#1 Could Care Less vs. Couldn't Care Less".

Stopped reading right there.

Whatever idiot wrote that piece has no farking clue whatsoever what language is or how it works. Yes, a literal parsing of the words appears to contradict the intention. No, it's not wrong. There is not an English-speaking person in America who does not understand what the speaker means. Therefore by farking definition it is correct usage.

Note to people about to defend this idiot: you sound like a thirteen year-old bragging about the size of their dictionary. Correct language has barely anything to do with the so-called grammar beaten into you in junior high school.


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/Stannis?
 
2020-10-30 8:52:05 PM  
Oooh, next do "begging the question"...
 
2020-10-30 9:06:26 PM  
Irregardless...
 
2020-10-30 9:10:11 PM  
You are getting this greened? WTF?
 
2020-10-30 9:31:04 PM  
It's hard to make word jokes when people don't know the correct way to say things.
 
2020-10-30 10:32:05 PM  

HugeMistake: "#1 Could Care Less vs. Couldn't Care Less".

Stopped reading right there.

Whatever idiot wrote that piece has no farking clue whatsoever what language is or how it works. Yes, a literal parsing of the words appears to contradict the intention. No, it's not wrong. There is not an English-speaking person in America who does not understand what the speaker means. Therefore by farking definition it is correct usage.

Note to people about to defend this idiot: you sound like a thirteen year-old bragging about the size of their dictionary. Correct language has barely anything to do with the so-called grammar beaten into you in junior high school.


Username checks out.
 
2020-10-30 10:36:51 PM  
Bored Panda playing the greatest hits, I see. All of these have been pointed out. There are probably no less than 1,000,000,000 million unique URLs that contain one or more of these corrections.

I'll take issue with Butt vs Buck Naked. I don't care what came first (although I do care about who came first when in this condition) butt naked makes more sense. Men with their shirt off is not considered half-naked. Women with their shirt off are half-naked or "topless". If there are no pants to cover the genitals, the butt is also exposed. Since men and women have different names for their genitalia and "Genital Naked" isn't as catchy or succinct, we can go with Butt Naked. As in, I can see your butt.
 
2020-10-30 10:38:15 PM  

edmo: It's hard to make word jokes when people don't know the correct way to say things.


This is true. The one thing that makes my eyes twitch is when my wife says (for instance), that she will partay in our neighbor ladys chocolate cake instead of I will partake. I just  cringe.
 
2020-10-30 10:42:18 PM  
This is simply a misspelling. Not confusion over what the words mean. And as an electrician and amateur music producer...the attributes of phasing have a similar effect as fazing.

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2020-10-30 10:43:03 PM  
There ya go...I just guaranteed this thread will get less than 50 comments.
 
2020-10-30 10:44:08 PM  

jaylectricity: Bored Panda playing the greatest hits, I see. All of these have been pointed out. There are probably no less than 1,000,000,000 million unique URLs that contain one or more of these corrections.

I'll take issue with Butt vs Buck Naked. I don't care what came first (although I do care about who came first when in this condition) butt naked makes more sense. Men with their shirt off is not considered half-naked. Women with their shirt off are half-naked or "topless". If there are no pants to cover the genitals, the butt is also exposed. Since men and women have different names for their genitalia and "Genital Naked" isn't as catchy or succinct, we can go with Butt Naked. As in, I can see your butt.


I'll take issue with "worse-case scenario".  Because I know I've used it properly.

A is bad.
And B is a worse-case scenario.
But C is the worst-case scenario.

Anyway, my ex-wife says "by any stretch of the means" where most people say "by any stretch of the imagination."  I've never heard anyone else use that phrase. But she does. A lot. I just wonder if everyone else she's says it to wants to say "You know, you're not saying what you think you're saying."
 
2020-10-30 10:47:12 PM  
 
2020-10-30 10:48:03 PM  
Irregardless of the circumstances, I'm humbled to find so many of my pet peaves in TFA.
 
2020-10-30 10:51:22 PM  
Buck Naked, private eye

/So obscure that might not be right.  I think it is.
 
2020-10-30 10:51:39 PM  
Irregardless, I'm glad you got your green subby.😎
 
2020-10-30 10:52:03 PM  

Garza and the Supermutants: Irregardless of the circumstances, I'm humbled to find so many of my pet peaves in TFA.


Irregardless.
 
2020-10-30 10:56:34 PM  
List fails to toe the line.
 
2020-10-30 11:02:53 PM  

Three Crooked Squirrels: "by any stretch of the means"


I've heard that. And I take that as, by any stretch of the means we have available to accomplish something. So if it's used like that, I think it's correct.

"We can not produce that many widgets this month by any stretch of the means." - correct
"He could not be more wrong about his opinion by any stretch of the means." - incorrect
 
2020-10-30 11:23:47 PM  

jaylectricity: Three Crooked Squirrels: "by any stretch of the means"

I've heard that. And I take that as, by any stretch of the means we have available to accomplish something. So if it's used like that, I think it's correct.

"We can not produce that many widgets this month by any stretch of the means." - correct
"He could not be more wrong about his opinion by any stretch of the means." - incorrect


I'll take your comment under consideration, but she 100% uses it as in your second example. It's uncomfortable every time she uses it.
 
2020-10-30 11:24:50 PM  

SoupGuru: List fails to toe the line.


Tough road to hoe.
 
2020-10-30 11:40:28 PM  

Three Crooked Squirrels: jaylectricity: Three Crooked Squirrels: "by any stretch of the means"

I've heard that. And I take that as, by any stretch of the means we have available to accomplish something. So if it's used like that, I think it's correct.

"We can not produce that many widgets this month by any stretch of the means." - correct
"He could not be more wrong about his opinion by any stretch of the means." - incorrect

I'll take your comment under consideration, but she 100% uses it as in your second example. It's uncomfortable every time she uses it.


Well then I'm 100% behind your assessment. Carry on.
 
2020-10-31 12:21:46 AM  
Could[n't] care less.

* I could actually care less about this article. It ranks a 2 out of 10 in farks given.

* I couldn't care less about people who say COVID is a hoax dying of COVID.

The comingling does reduce the comparative gravity of the latter, but you can play a switcheroo and still get the same effect--if not moreso--by a small addition:

* I could care less about people who say COVID is a hoax dying of COVID, but it's not worth the effort.
 
2020-10-31 12:34:40 AM  
I'd always thought that shoo-in came from sheep herding or sheep trials and referred to animals which were easily shooed into the pen.
 
2020-10-31 12:45:20 AM  
Beat the meat.
Not, beet the meet.

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2020-10-31 1:32:23 AM  

HugeMistake: "#1 Could Care Less vs. Couldn't Care Less".

Stopped reading right there.

Whatever idiot wrote that piece has no farking clue whatsoever what language is or how it works. Yes, a literal parsing of the words appears to contradict the intention. No, it's not wrong. There is not an English-speaking person in America who does not understand what the speaker means. Therefore by farking definition it is correct usage.

Note to people about to defend this idiot: you sound like a thirteen year-old bragging about the size of their dictionary. Correct language has barely anything to do with the so-called grammar beaten into you in junior high school.


No one should sit by and let stupid people determine the course of language by way of their laziness.

You sound like a thirteen-year-old bragging about his willful ignorance.
 
2020-10-31 1:34:29 AM  
Did we finally address Marine Core?
 
2020-10-31 1:36:08 AM  
Eat me
 
2020-10-31 1:38:37 AM  

koder: Could[n't] care less.

* I could actually care less about this article. It ranks a 2 out of 10 in farks given.

* I couldn't care less about people who say COVID is a hoax dying of COVID.

The comingling does reduce the comparative gravity of the latter, but you can play a switcheroo and still get the same effect--if not moreso--by a small addition:

* I could care less about people who say COVID is a hoax dying of COVID, but it's not worth the effort.


Interesting interpretation.
Isn't the phrase intended as hyperbole though? it's not meant to be a quantitative statement, merely a flippant response.
 
2020-10-31 1:44:42 AM  

jaylectricity: Bored Panda playing the greatest hits, I see. All of these have been pointed out. There are probably no less than 1,000,000,000 million unique URLs that contain one or more of these corrections.

I'll take issue with Butt vs Buck Naked. I don't care what came first (although I do care about who came first when in this condition) butt naked makes more sense. Men with their shirt off is not considered half-naked. Women with their shirt off are half-naked or "topless". If there are no pants to cover the genitals, the butt is also exposed. Since men and women have different names for their genitalia and "Genital Naked" isn't as catchy or succinct, we can go with Butt Naked. As in, I can see your butt.


Butt naked only means your bottom half is naked. Someone wearing a t-shirt and nothing else would be butt naked. Buck naked means completely naked. So both could be used.
 
2020-10-31 1:46:12 AM  

epyonyx: Did we finally address Marine Core?


It's "Marine Corpse" right?
 
2020-10-31 1:50:04 AM  
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2020-10-31 1:50:43 AM  

joepennerlives: epyonyx: Did we finally address Marine Core?

It's "Marine Corpse" right?


I did that to a friend, discussing the game Flying Corps back in the day. He corrected me, stupid little nerd.

And I never said it wrong again.
 
2020-10-31 1:53:01 AM  
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2020-10-31 2:05:27 AM  
I like how they admit that "Butt Naked" makes more sense, but the other one came first. No other justification.
 
2020-10-31 2:06:38 AM  

Three Crooked Squirrels: Also, I guess, corn teen.


homer.gif   Mmmm, corn teen...

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2020-10-31 2:07:34 AM  
I'd join in this discussion but I have to begin my exercise regiment.
 
2020-10-31 2:08:07 AM  
This article insists on itself.
 
2020-10-31 2:14:48 AM  
For all in tents and porpoises
 
2020-10-31 2:19:59 AM  
I will shoe-in a comment here.
 
2020-10-31 2:23:20 AM  
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"Smoke some crack, turn your life around."
 
2020-10-31 2:26:31 AM  

HugeMistake: "#1 Could Care Less vs. Couldn't Care Less".

Stopped reading right there.

Whatever idiot wrote that piece has no farking clue whatsoever what language is or how it works. Yes, a literal parsing of the words appears to contradict the intention. No, it's not wrong. There is not an English-speaking person in America who does not understand what the speaker means. Therefore by farking definition it is correct usage.

Note to people about to defend this idiot: you sound like a thirteen year-old bragging about the size of their dictionary. Correct language has barely anything to do with the so-called grammar beaten into you in junior high school.


You sound like someone with a small dictionary....
 
2020-10-31 2:38:54 AM  
Listen people, speaking proper English isn't rocket surgery!
 
2020-10-31 2:40:56 AM  

jaylectricity: There ya go...I just guaranteed this thread will get less than 50 comments.


I'll take the over on that bet...
 
2020-10-31 3:17:04 AM  
I could of cared less about this hole thing.
 
2020-10-31 3:17:54 AM  

HugeMistake: "#1 Could Care Less vs. Couldn't Care Less".

Stopped reading right there.

Whatever idiot wrote that piece has no farking clue whatsoever what language is or how it works. Yes, a literal parsing of the words appears to contradict the intention. No, it's not wrong. There is not an English-speaking person in America who does not understand what the speaker means. Therefore by farking definition it is correct usage.

Note to people about to defend this idiot: you sound like a thirteen year-old bragging about the size of their dictionary. Correct language has barely anything to do with the so-called grammar beaten into you in junior high school.


Gosh. This seems like such a great idea. Let's just go with it, right?

It is all fun and games until someone (from some sxxxhole country) who has been learning English only since high school points out an English mistake you made, say in a presentation or a formal paper, and a whole room full of people erupts in laughter. Please enjoy your humiliation, hillbilly.

People need to care a little more about language. I consider Fark to be off limits and people are just playing around. I get it. But hardly a day goes by where I do not find errors in the NYT, LATimes, and really, you name it. Reuters. CNN. Grammar, spelling and all the rest have gone into the toilet.

One of my all time favorites was some old bag in the Atlantic whining that her son or daughter was not learning proper English in public school, so she sent her kids to a private school. This was a column: a very snobby column. Many of the readers posted that her own column was filled with egregious grammatical errors. Then others chimed in that the errors "were perfectly acceptable." Sure. Even the Ivy League has lost it. The Atlantic editors have lost it.

People are watching.
 
2020-10-31 3:25:58 AM  
On the other hand, giving someone a piece of your mind is perfectly correct.
 
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