[ExI] Putting a face with the name
William Flynn Wallace
foozler83 at gmail.com
Tue Jul 23 13:09:18 UTC 2019
“Could care less” is just a mistake, with its origin probably due to people
mumbling when saying “couldn’t”.
Now there's an idea. I wonder just how many words have been mispronounced
and misspelled along the way and changed as a result? Probably thousands.
And look at names: most people in the past were illiterate and had someone
else write their names, so you get different spellings: Smith, Smyth and
Errors of spelling and pronunciation and meaning drive the evolution of
language as much as anything, eh Don?
On Tue, Jul 23, 2019 at 7:47 AM Stathis Papaioannou <stathisp at gmail.com>
> On Mon, 22 Jul 2019 at 00:33, William Flynn Wallace <foozler83 at gmail.com>
>> Which might lead some to ask the snarky question: Where do you waste
>> > time then? ;)
>> I could care less. :P
>> An odddity in the English language (meaning the people who use it), where
>> two opposite statements are taken by many to mean the same thing: 'could
>> care less', 'could not care less'
> “Could care less” is just a mistake, with its origin probably due to
> people mumbling when saying “couldn’t”.
> Stathis Papaioannou
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