Off topic: How much you care when "you could care less"
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Oct 5, 2012

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Mark Thompson  Identity Verified
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Really funny YouTube video on this... Oct 5, 2012

Great Romina!

Reminded me of this You Tube video on the subject, which is also quite amusing..



Oliver Walter  Identity Verified
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Yes, I like it Oct 5, 2012

Yes, David Mitchell, speaking (he claims, perhaps slightly tongue-in-cheek, on behalf of the Queen, explains it in a correct and amusing way on that YouTube video; perhaps more entertaining than my remark about "could care less" here:“native_language”_claims_be_verified-page182.html#2026808

He also said she doesn't approve of saying "hold down the fort", when the saying is "hold the fort". He implied those were the only American constructs he objects to (perhaps the only ones that mean approximately the opposite of what they say). I thought he should also have mentioned "meet with": If I go to a meeting (or appointment) with somebody, I don't meet with them - I simply meet them (for me, that's a linguistic fact, not a description of my behaviour!)



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