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    Re: FORT Koffee Klatch

    Grammatical pet peeve of the day: The phrase is "I couldn't care less.", NOT "I could care less."
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    Re: FORT Koffee Klatch

    Quote Originally Posted by prhoshay View Post
    Grammatical pet peeve of the day: The phrase is "I couldn't care less.", NOT "I could care less."
    That bugs me too.

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    Well if I couldn't care less about something then I have so little care for it in the first place that I really couldn't care any less about it.
    If I could care less means I am capable of actually being able to care even less for something than I do now.
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    And why would you want to be capable of caring less about something that you claim not to care about anyway? For me, I'm in the lowest pit of not caring, as it is, if I'm going to bother myself to go so far as to say "I don't care!" If I do still care, then it's a different story.

    I have issues with ambiguity!
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    Pronunciation pet peeve! The word is pronounced "Lack-a-dai-si-cal"....not "Lax-a-dai-si-cal".

    (I promise, I'm working on getting this stuff out of my system! )
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    Re: FORT Koffee Klatch

    Quote Originally Posted by prhoshay View Post
    Pronunciation pet peeve! The word is pronounced "Lack-a-dai-si-cal"....not "Lax-a-dai-si-cal".

    (I promise, I'm working on getting this stuff out of my system! )
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    My grammatical pet peeve is snuck. I cringe every time I hear it! The past tense of sneak is "sneaked" and that's that as far as I'm concerned.

    I can still hear my 8th grade teacher, Mrs. Quesenberry, telling the class there's no such word. (well, there is now, but it isn't proper English) I don't let my children use it, and Mrs. Q's voice is always in the back of my mind when I hear others use it.
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    "Sister Mary Holy Water" is the voice that I hear! The name has been changed to protect the deceased and the innocent!
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    Re: FORT Koffee Klatch

    I'm studying for the GMAT, so I'm more aware of grammatical mistakes than usual-- I found myself on the verge of correcting a friend's Facebook status update a couple days ago.

    My big peeve these days is improper use of "phase." I could swear "faze" has fallen out of a lot of people's vocabularies.

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