Pet Peeve

Thursday, September 14th, 2006 | Screed!

I must vent about this, ‘coz I’ve now heard this phrase misused about 1/2 a dozen times this week alone.

It’s “couldn’t care less, not “could care less.” If you could care less, it means you actually do care about whatever it is you’re claiming you don’t care about. Worse: I’ve seen this misused in a publication recently. Were the copy editors off that day?

Ok. Now that I got that off my chest, I can get back to my usual venting about they’re/there/their, it’s/its, you’re/your and other little irritations that make my brain want to explode.

8 Comments to Pet Peeve

Dad
9/14/2006

You shouldn’t let it effect you…

Vidiot
9/15/2006

This literally makes my head explode.

Vidiot
9/15/2006

(between you and I, that is.)

everysandwich
9/15/2006

Definately.

czeltic girl
9/15/2006

You guys are killing me.

mom
9/16/2006

Irregardless of the context, we sometimes need to just acquiesce to the vernacular.

Dad
9/18/2006

Idubitably!

v'ron
9/26/2006

Many years ago, I was inducted into the Society for the Correct Use of the Apostrophe. Their slogan was “It’s seldom we see its proper use.”

I wish I knew where the founders were. I still carry the card.

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