Misuse

It irritates me when people misuse phrases, particularly common ones.  Someone said to me, “I could care less” when she was refering to something that she had no interest in.  What she really meant was, “I couldn’t care less.”  I didn’t correct her.  Maybe I should have.  There are other misuses of language I notice regularly, but I really need to grade papers so I’ll leave them for another day.

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