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  • by jordan (120) on 2003.05.31 11:47 (#20659) Homepage Journal
    • ...I could care less about the pretty buildings...

    Didn't you mean to say "I couldn't care less..."

    Sorry, that's just a pet peeve of mine.

    I'm also of an age where I make fun of 'proactive' and know what specious really means. I'm just rude enough to make fun of 'proactive' to someone's face, point out that they don't mean specious when they use it and correct "could care less".

    • I'm just rude enough to make fun of 'proactive' to someone's face

      You should have been at HP in 1998 or 1999, prior to the Year of Linux. The product manager of one of the computer groups in Fort Collins claimed that they were being proactive on Linux. "Of course we were proactive. We were the first company to actively wait to see what everyone else would do."

      The boss' dialogue in Office Space [imdb.com] was scarily accurate. I almost thought it was a documentary.

    • ...I could care less about the pretty buildings...
      Didn't you mean to say "I couldn't care less..."
      I think you could almost always care less about something, just maybe not a helluvalot less, and I believe that's what's implied, that it is on the very low end of things you could possibly care about :-)
        • I think you could almost always care less about something, just maybe not a helluvalot less, and I believe that's what's implied, that it is on the very low end of things you could possibly care about :-)

        Well, that sentiment could be captured better with the idiom that I've just minted "I could care more"

        Let's try it!

        ...I could care more about the pretty buildings...

        I like it!

        The implication is there that it's not the lowest on your list of things that you care about, but it's also not very high.