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David Mitchell's Soapbox - Dear Americans

David Mitchell's Soapbox - Dear Americans

(3:24) Could you care less? America's spelling and grammar comes under the glare of David Mitchell's beady eye. How does the Queen feels about this abuse of her English?

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Guest: (4259 days ago)
I preferred the golf ball hitting a steel plate a 150mph
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I preferred the golf ball hitting a steel plate a 150mph
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Guest: Stupid English Man (4259 days ago)
I couldn't care more!
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I couldn't care more!
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Guest: Argle (4259 days ago)
Maybe he should grab an OED before commenting: "tidbit" is a contraction of "tide bit", "tide" meaning feast. Some of us former colonists know the Queen's English better than most Brits.
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Maybe he should grab an OED before commenting: "tidbit" is a contraction of "tide bit", "tide" meaning feast. Some of us former colonists know the Queen's English better than most Brits.
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Guest: Bob (4259 days ago)
Don't you mean "former colonials"? Or (assuming you're American) did the Americans colonise somewhere? (Hark, do I hear a can of worms opening?)
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Don't you mean "former colonials"? Or (assuming you're American) did the Americans colonise somewhere? (Hark, do I hear a can of worms opening?)
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Guest: PurpleDogUK (4260 days ago)
Brilliant David but if BP ask you to do a little 'PR' for the Americans then DON'T or Do Not whichever makes you happy.....
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Brilliant David but if BP ask you to do a little 'PR' for the Americans then DON'T or Do Not whichever makes you happy.....
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Guest: Martin (4103 days ago)
Latest comment: I think that "I couldn't care less" means you are at 1 on the chart. cause you care... you just couldn't care less. Being at 0 on the graph is "i don't care"
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Latest comment: I think that "I couldn't care less" means you are at 1 on the chart. cause you care... you just couldn't care less. Being at 0 on the graph is "i don't care"
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Guest: greenman (4259 days ago)
yeah, like the english can speak their own language, INNIT
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yeah, like the english can speak their own language, INNIT
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Guest: Jeff Vader (4258 days ago)
Sounds like someone is easily aggrivated!
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Sounds like someone is easily aggrivated!
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Guest: Kmikaze (4258 days ago)
I believe the of "I could care less" meaning "I don't care" comes as a contraction of "If I could care less, I would." We're just too lazy to spit out the whole expression. Should be perfectly understandable, espec ially to people living in Worcestershire.
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I believe the of "I could care less" meaning "I don't care" comes as a contraction of "If I could care less, I would." We're just too lazy to spit out the whole expression. Should be perfectly understandable, espec ially to people living in Worcestershire.
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scottypafc scottypafc (4259 days ago)
Brillant Brit. Stupid Americans probably wouldn't understand the humour. Or is that "humor"?
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Brillant Brit. Stupid Americans probably wouldn't understand the humour. Or is that "humor"?
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Guest: (4259 days ago)
Nice knickers dude.
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Nice knickers dude.
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Lathe26 Lathe26 (4231 days ago)
LOL. Phases like "could care less" drive me bananas. :-P
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LOL. Phases like "could care less" drive me bananas. :-P
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