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Old 07-21-2012, 06:37 PM
rah
 
Location: San Francisco
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This is your English teacher speaking. They couldn't care less. If they could that would mean they do care to some degree. Why not just say "Most San Franciscans don't care about L.A."?
It's a figure of speech, english teacher.
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Old 07-21-2012, 07:56 PM
 
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It's a figure of speech, english teacher.
No, it's not.

The unbutchered version is, though. Which means the exact opposite of what you said.
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Old 07-21-2012, 08:16 PM
 
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Hmmmm...Maybe Rah actually meant what she said. She could care less, which implies that she at least cares some to begin with.

She should have just agreed with us in the first place. Sheesh.
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Old 07-21-2012, 08:53 PM
 
Location: San Jose, CA
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This is your English teacher speaking. They couldn't care less. If they could that would mean they do care to some degree. Why not just say "Most San Franciscans don't care about L.A."?
Eek! It's that SF intellectual-type stuff rearing it's ugly upturned head! Can't we all just be dumb, like plastic surgery disaster L.A. Barbies?
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Old 07-21-2012, 08:55 PM
 
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Hmmmm...Maybe Rah actually meant what she said. She could care less, which implies that she at least cares some to begin with.

She should have just agreed with us in the first place. Sheesh.

That's possible. In that case, it is absolutely not a figure of speech. Not the way the phrase is intended.

Just saying...
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Old 07-21-2012, 09:10 PM
 
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True!

She's more confused than I thought.

Good thing we're here to straighten her out.

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Old 07-23-2012, 03:27 PM
 
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This is your English teacher speaking. They couldn't care less. If they could that would mean they do care to some degree. Why not just say "Most San Franciscans don't care about L.A."?
Exactly. Or to put it another way, couldn't care less means that they are at the maximum level of indifference possible, which is the point the OP was intending to make.
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Old 07-24-2012, 02:00 PM
 
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I don't generally like threads that discuss generalizations about large groups of people, but I think there is *some* justification for the idea that Bay Area women are high achievers whose expectations for men are unrealistic.

Somehow, "I could care less" has become an ironic synonym for the straightforward "I couldn't care less." I prefer the straightforward expression.
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Old 07-24-2012, 02:13 PM
 
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sf has no women! there's men dressed up like women, if you consider that women? i don't! and the small minority there that actually aren't cross-dressers,like actual women,they makeup less than 1% of the population. the men-women ratio in san francisco is 100,000 to 1. it's the highest male ratio in the world. sf is not good for single,hetero men.
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Old 07-24-2012, 02:27 PM
 
Location: San Rafael,CA/San Juan,PR
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Well, women in the Bay Area tend to be better educated, make more money and are probably less inclined to give losers the time of day.

Just saying....
Your so way off man. Ive lived in the East Coast and So. Cal and the women in both places are more down to earth and friendly, and actually have way better conversation. The SF women are really stand offish, and very much into their lil cliques. After living in the East Coast, I've realized SF women are pretty much a joke to me.
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