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When did this become acceptable? It's approaching "I could care less" levels of utter bullshit.
and that's stephen fry, man. he knows loads of words.
meant to be like "I could care less if ...." where the thing you could care less about is extreme, pointing out that the person could only care less in this extreme circumstance
but i would never for the life of me say it.
You use it for things you find trifling and inconsequential, e.g. I couldn't care less about the colour of Christopher Biggins' kecks.
Oh never mind, I can't be asked
if you're going to call me out, call me out pal
But yeah, alright, you too.
You're worse than Hitler, vine.
I was brought up to care about stuff like this. I feel really grateful that I don't anymore.
It's just one example of a really confusing use of language. I'm not being all "shibboleth to help you identify people with a similar level of education you you" here.
I can't see how you can be accepting of one but so scornful of the other. Bit odd.
...this is the only instance of this repeated trick of yours which actually succeeds in making a sentence genuinely confusing. 1 out of 12+ ain't bad.
Sadly text/texted doesn't have the same avenue for confusion. Mainly because of the former's adoption as a reasonably common and, also, reasonably acceptable parlance for `sent an SMS via my mobile telephone`.
jst bcs smthng cn b ndrstd n th nd dsnt mn ppl shld jst sttl fr th bllsht
Never thought I'd see the day when people would be forcefully trying to defend the slightly hideous `texted` as the word we SHOULD be using. Hope the irony's not lost on you there...
it's really confusing
UTTERLY AWFUL PEOPLE.
Hey up, how's it go guys?
it's go fine thanks theo
I find it occasionally confusing
why do you think it has to be a regular verb?
need to be regular. who the fuck decided that and when can they fuck off?
Makes the past participle the same word as a noun with a different meaning. Which is less clear and more open to confusion than using "texted".
and arbitrarily enforce fussily difficult to pronounce words
for the sake of preserving meaning that is, in 100% of cases, apparent in the context already.
you are the enemy of art, poetry, expression and everything that makes life worth living
who can't quite grasp how humans generally tend to experience time
Perhaps there might be a middle ground between wishing we all spoke Esperanto and bashing letters together in whatever order we jolly well feel like it and assuming everyone will know what we mean anyway?
the use of text as a past participle has confused you?
the use of text as a past participle or the use of texted as a past participle?
Not in a "I cannot fathom what you mean" way, but enough to require a second pass to be sure of what was meant.
Which doesn't happen with "texted", because it's not ambiguous.
Which is all that my point was, really.
when you mean in a moments time?
Not really relevant though, is it? I've not said anywhere that all language should be rigidly unambiguous and utilitarian at all times. Just that this particular example is daft and unnecessarily unclear.
What? Is your tongue a bit too big for your mouth?
(Tap in for a joke at my mum's expense)
when it quite clearly isn't, the whole point is that the proof is in the eating.
I also hear "text" a lot, it may be because "texted" can be difficult for some to say the extra "ud" sound? That makes it slightly better.
pray 4 the udders
and if I did I'd probably burst out laughing.
I mean why would anyone say that? It doesn't make any sense. I have honestly never heard it said.
OK maybe after I'd stopped laughing at them I'd ask them what they thought it meant, and then I'd say "no, the saying is the proof of the pudding is in the eating. In other words it doesn't matter what it looks like if it tastes shit." and perhaps they'd be grateful for clarifying what up until then had been a rather baffling sequence of words that they'd been using that didn't seem to make sense.
I know a man who says "two fourteen" when referencing the year 2014.
wilfully writing 'should of' and 'could of' I think you're after the wrong offences here mate.
Bit like telling somone off for speeding when they've got a decapitated victim lashed to their car.
(You could have post it yesterday, though.)
that way I'm obviously referring to txt messages on a phone.
What they done was
Drives me crazy
I done a whoopsie!
except for crusty old aunts
(I do fuck Theo the night before, though.)
that's what you sound like - miserable, uptight and small minded
'she messaged me'?
Obviously it should be "she message me", you crusty fucking Luddite.
I actually get your inital point now
Thanks to me
there's not a single irregular verb which has been formed from a noun. fact.
bare free texes
I guess I really am the cleverest one in the family :(
Think how much extra you could achieve in life by dropping the 'ed' and just using 'text' as the past participle
I don't care what all the squares think.
Anyone saying 'text' when they mean 'texted' is a grade A div.
Jordan numbers was the last person I texted.
You know what to do:
It's why I gave up saying "suggested" and now just say "suggest" instead.
And 'D The Duck'.