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Old December 31 2012, 05:20 PM   #346
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I just thought of one.

I can't stand it when someone does something like shaving half of their hair, and dyeing the rest a variety of colors, then rationalizes it by saying "Do it once in your life", meaning it's okay to do stupid or crazy things if it's only once, no matter what it is because you live once.
Yolo, man.
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Old January 1 2013, 12:16 AM   #347
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Yolo is the modern equivalent of "Hold my beer and watch this".
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Old January 2 2013, 06:03 PM   #348
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The fiscal cliff.
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Old January 2 2013, 11:43 PM   #349
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"I could care less."

Could you? Could you actually care less? Because if you could, then you must care, at least a little bit.

Seriously, when did people start saying this, and why? It always used to be "I couldn't care less", which actually means something.
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Old January 3 2013, 12:59 AM   #350
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"I could care less."

Could you? Could you actually care less? Because if you could, then you must care, at least a little bit.

Seriously, when did people start saying this, and why? It always used to be "I couldn't care less", which actually means something.
But I really could care less!

I'm just informing you that I have a mediocre level of care in this situation.
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Old January 3 2013, 01:07 AM   #351
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"I could care less."

. . . Seriously, when did people start saying this, and why?
Here's as likely an explanation as any.
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Old January 3 2013, 04:52 PM   #352
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^I'd just say "I don't care." Solves everything!
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Old January 3 2013, 07:15 PM   #353
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"I could care less."

. . . Seriously, when did people start saying this, and why?
Here's as likely an explanation as any.
So it's meant to be said sarcastically, eh? That at least provides a modicum of sense. Thanks scotpens.
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Old January 4 2013, 05:00 AM   #354
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So it's meant to be said sarcastically, eh? That at least provides a modicum of sense. Thanks scotpens.
The linked article also points out that "I could care less" may have started in unconscious imitation of Yiddish-inflected phrasing, e.g. "I should be so lucky."

Funny, Kylie Minogue doesn't look Jewish!

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Old January 4 2013, 05:57 PM   #355
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Finngle Bells wrote: View Post
I just thought of one.

I can't stand it when someone does something like shaving half of their hair, and dyeing the rest a variety of colors, then rationalizes it by saying "Do it once in your life", meaning it's okay to do stupid or crazy things if it's only once, no matter what it is because you live once.
So, if they do it multiple times, it's okay...?

I'd hardly count a funky hairstyle as stupid or crazy.
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Old January 4 2013, 06:45 PM   #356
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"I could care less."

. . . Seriously, when did people start saying this, and why?
Here's as likely an explanation as any.
So it's meant to be said sarcastically, eh? That at least provides a modicum of sense. Thanks scotpens.
I can see it being said as sort of a threat. "I could care less if you want." "Keep up yer whining and I'll start caring even less."
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Old January 4 2013, 06:50 PM   #357
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^I thought it was people just mis-saying "I couldn't care less"...a phrase that actually makes sense.
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Old January 4 2013, 07:15 PM   #358
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^I thought it was people just mis-saying "I couldn't care less"...a phrase that actually makes sense.
The problem is "could care less" is recorded in American English usage even earlier than Couldn't Care Less. That's why people have come up with an alternate explanation besides "they're saying it wrong." Yiddish influence is the most popular of these explanations.
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Old January 4 2013, 07:28 PM   #359
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^Interesting...language is such a deceitful mistress.
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Old January 5 2013, 02:05 AM   #360
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"Do you mind that I told him?" How about you ask first you stupid ****.
Oops..., you are on the pill, right?
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