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Suho1004
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: Seoul, Korea
Insane since: Apr 2002

posted posted 07-16-2003 09:21

In approximately one hour, men in electricallly insulated suits will come to disconnect me. I will have no contact with the outside world for an unspecified amount of time.

Tomorrow, I will move to a new residence, along with my wife, who could care less (or at least a lot less than I) whether we have contact with the outside world. She humors me, though, because she knows what I'm like when I'm disconnected.

If all goes well, I will be reconnected in my new locale sometime Friday morning, local time. If all does not go well, people may die. I pray to God that all goes well.

Shokko-Man has left the building...

Yannah
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: In your Hard Drive; C:
Insane since: Dec 2002

posted posted 07-16-2003 09:31

what happened at your place? why do you have to move?

Suho1004
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: Seoul, Korea
Insane since: Apr 2002

posted posted 07-16-2003 10:44

If I told you, I would have to kill you...

The men, they do not come. I do not know why. Perhaps they are taunting me...

Wait, I hear footsteps... a knock at the door...

Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!

trib
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Den Haag, Netherlands
Insane since: Sep 2002

posted posted 07-16-2003 10:55

He's off to deliver therapy in the alternative dimensions ...

clad only in a hastily constructed, and loosely fiitting, silver lurex suit, and brandishing a snapped off lightning rod in his left hand, our hero, last hope for the future of true insanity, strides forth ...

shock on ... SHOKKO-MAN !!

He'll be back (preferrably said a a really dumb Austrian accent)

DL-44
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: under the bed
Insane since: Feb 2000

posted posted 07-16-2003 14:27
quote:
along with my wife, who could care less



I am shocked and apalled that such a linguistically anal retentive (err...I eman.. 'gifted' ) person as your self would so carelessly mis-state this phrase. On top of being one of my biggest pet peeves, it simply makes no sense -

She couldn't care less. Couldn't. If she could care less, then that's not much of a statement. I don't understand when this phrase all of a sudden began being misused.....everyone was fine and then bam! Nobody says it right anymore...

.

Ok, I feel better =)



[This message has been edited by DL-44 (edited 07-16-2003).]

synax
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: Cell 666
Insane since: Mar 2002

posted posted 07-16-2003 16:57

DL: .... NEEEEEEEERRRRD!!!

Emperor
Maniac (V) Mad Scientist with Finglongers

From: Cell 53, East Wing
Insane since: Jul 2001

posted posted 07-16-2003 17:01

Suho1004: Good luck with the move - as South Korea is one of the most connected nations in the world I'm suprised you haven't arranged any intermediate connection to get your fix. Anyway it'll be a nice holiday for you - I'd imagine your better half will probably object to your jamming a work in the eletrical sockets to get your 'buzz' while you are away from your basement

DL: Pedant

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Emps

FAQs: Emperor

Wes
Paranoid (IV) Mad Scientist

From: Inside THE BOX
Insane since: May 2000

posted posted 07-16-2003 17:16

I'm on your side, DL. You're fighting the good fight.


DL-44
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: under the bed
Insane since: Feb 2000

posted posted 07-16-2003 18:26

Nerd? No no no no no....

See, a nerd would be greiving over vague and minor semantic issues.
This is a very basic, very diametric difference -

Either you could care less, or you couldn't.
You know - Yes, or....no.

Wes - got any torches handy?

=)




Lord_Fukutoku
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: West Texas
Insane since: Jul 2002

posted posted 07-16-2003 19:16

I'm with you too on that... But then English is naturally screwed up anyways...

quote:
If a house burns up, it burns down. You fill in a form by filling it out and an alarm clock goes off by going on. You get in and out of a car, yet you get on and off a bus. When the stars are out, they are visible, but when the lights are out, they are invisible.
And why, when I wind up my watch, I start it, but when I wind up this essay, I end it?



And back on topic, good luck with the move Suho.

[edit: And UBB makes it that much better...

[This message has been edited by Lord_Fukutoku (edited 07-16-2003).]

DL-44
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: under the bed
Insane since: Feb 2000

posted posted 07-16-2003 19:42

Well yes, but those things are inherent flaws or ambiguities in the language.

And yes, *this* post may push me into nerd-dom, but I must insist - this is a far more simple and straightforward issue: you can, or you can't. It's not a play on words, not a switch of meaning, it is simply people outright saying the wrong word.



And it makes me want to beat people with large heavy objects. Repeatedly.
And I am very surprised to see our revered linguist fall prey to this disease.





[This message has been edited by DL-44 (edited 07-16-2003).]

Lord_Fukutoku
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: West Texas
Insane since: Jul 2002

posted posted 07-16-2003 21:08

Yea, but I just had this desire to post something, and that was about as much as I could stand to think about while I'm recovering from vacation last week.

Rameses Niblik the Third
Maniac (V) Mad Scientist

From: From:From:
Insane since: Aug 2001

posted posted 07-17-2003 15:19

Here, here.

Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Sigs

binary
Bipolar (III) Inmate

From: Under the Bridge
Insane since: Nov 2002

posted posted 07-18-2003 11:23

DL: " Either you could care less, or you couldn't."...........are u trying to say care is not quantifiable



[This message has been edited by binary (edited 07-18-2003).]

DL-44
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: under the bed
Insane since: Feb 2000

posted posted 07-18-2003 14:44

I spent a moment or trying to decide whether you were actually trying to make a point or just being silly.

If a point, I don't get it. If silly....I don't get it

=)

Wes
Paranoid (IV) Mad Scientist

From: Inside THE BOX
Insane since: May 2000

posted posted 07-18-2003 14:49

What he's saying is that if you could care less, then you possess some level of caring above zero. If you don't care at all, which is what people mean when using the phrase in question, then you care zero -- it is not possible to care less. Thus, you couldn't care less.


LEVEL OF CARING
-------------------
5 - Cares a Lot
4 - Cares a Fair Amount
3 - Is Somewhat Concerned With
2 - Doesn't Spend a Lot of Energy Thinking About It
1 - Barely Gives a Damn
0 - Doesn't Care at All (Couldn't Care Less)

binary
Bipolar (III) Inmate

From: Under the Bridge
Insane since: Nov 2002

posted posted 07-18-2003 15:20

LEVEL OF CARING = 0 at DL's post above


DL-44
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: under the bed
Insane since: Feb 2000

posted posted 07-18-2003 15:34

Oh, now I get it.

You're just being a jackass like normal.

silence
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: soon to be "the land down under"
Insane since: Jan 2001

posted posted 07-19-2003 01:07

Scientists have now discovered a level of caring below zero. The neg-one caring level is what happens when you come out the other side and start actively opposing. However, this in itself denotes a level of caring above zero and the theory of care-culus has been completely revamped in order to account for this.

Oh, and you CAN divide by zero. We just don't let you.

ozphactor
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: California
Insane since: Jul 2003

posted posted 07-19-2003 01:33

Actively opposing? Don't you have to care about something to oppose it?
edit: silly me. that's what you said. grr.

[ - ozphactor - ]

[This message has been edited by ozphactor (edited 07-19-2003).]

Hiroki
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: NZ
Insane since: Dec 2002

posted posted 07-22-2003 00:40

Hope you will be fine, Suho.
Where about are you off to?


Hiroki Kozai

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