Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 18th May 2013 21:06 UTC
Games "At the end of a week in which Electronic Arts confirmed it wasn't developing a thing for the Wii U, one of the software engineers in EA Sports' Canada studio, in a series of since-deleted tweets, disparaged the console as 'crap' and suggested Nintendo should give up on hardware altogether. 'The Wii U is crap. Less powerful than an Xbox 360. Poor online/store. Weird tablet', tweeted Bob Summerwill, listed as a senior software engineer at EA Canada, in a reply to a tweet posting a link about EA's no-Wii U news. 'Nintendo are walking dead at this point'." The Wii U is turning into the 21st century's Virtual Boy.
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RE: I could care less
by M.Onty on Mon 20th May 2013 17:54 UTC in reply to "I could care less"
M.Onty
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2009-10-23

I could care less


I've seen this phrase written like this in quite a few other places too, but in Britain we say "I couldn't care less", meaning "It is not possible to care less about this than I currently do". Is this an Americanism with a slightly different meaning or just common typo? Only curious ...

(Off topic, I know, sorry)

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RE[2]: I could care less
by Morgan on Tue 21st May 2013 01:36 in reply to "RE: I could care less"
Morgan Member since:
2005-06-29

It's a common grammatical mistake. It and other similar mistakes happen to English speakers all over the world, though it does seem that you see it more from us "Yanks". I think one reason it's so bad here is that there are so many colloquialisms, especially in rural areas. I grew up in a very small town; drop one of the natives of that town in downtown New York City and he or she would have a difficult time being understood. Though, the magic of television would make the native New Yorker's accent less foreign.

I suppose the more one reads, the better their vocabulary becomes. I'm certainly not the best writer, and I speak worse than I write, but I try to stay on top of it and avoid silly errors like that.

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RE[3]: I could care less
by M.Onty on Tue 21st May 2013 09:16 in reply to "RE[2]: I could care less"
M.Onty Member since:
2009-10-23

Ta very much

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RE[3]: I could care less
by tylerdurden on Wed 22nd May 2013 04:31 in reply to "RE[2]: I could care less"
tylerdurden Member since:
2009-03-17

It is also a very common grammatical mistake because announcing publicly how one could not possibly care less about an issue, is in itself a cognitively dissonant process.

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