Originally Posted by Ernest Jones
Ha Ha. Yeah that one really irks me. Here's another classic from the maritimes, "well it's the same difference".
Amy: I Like Pepsi
Lisa: I like Coke
Sandra: Well, It's the same difference!
I remember when I first started hearing this. I want to say high school (so late 80's, early 90's) and I was just like you when I first heard it. Huh?? What does that mean?? Sounds like ... the difference between Coke and Pepsi is the same as the difference between Pepsi and Coke. I completely agree!
Anyways ... it was high school, so my choices were to correct them and be an outcast, or just start saying it even if it doesn't make sense. I chose B. (High school sucked regardless ... should've chosen A ;))
Originally Posted by Slice of Life
I hate when people use it. Same with "I could care less." REALLY? How much less could you care?
This one doesn't bother me that much. It's obviously wrong, and I would never write it this way, but saying it this way is so common and it sounds a lot more like people just talking fast than them being stupid. No biggie.
Show of hands ... who here tries to emphasize the word "another" by accidentally saying things like "Well, that's a whole Nuther story?" I realized it recently (last year or so) and am trying to delete that nonsense from my vocabulary. ;)