by Kami Cornwall
This week I have heard on at least three different occasions the mis-pronunciation of a few words as well as a phrase that is misused time and again. I have to get this off my chest and what better way than venting in a blog read by fellow writers. Hunh? Hunh? Humor me, people.
Okay, say it with me: Button. Not buddun. If you say it quickly it may sound like "bu 'n" but said like "buddun" and you sound like you have a head-cold...but only when saying one or two words. Same goes for "certain." Cerdain drives me crazy! Prounounce the "T" people and I won't threaten to punch the air in inconsequential rage.
My annoying phrase of the week is "I couldn't care less." That would be right. "I could care less" is what I keep hearing, but that implies that I actually care a little and so there is room for me to in fact care less than I currently do. Make sense? So "I could care less" means I actually care somewhat. If you want to really sock it to 'em you should say "I couldn't care less," as in, "I couldn't care less what Kami is blogging about today. She's really on one!"
Deep, cleansing breath.
That is all.