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Old 08-24-2013, 11:42 PM
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I think one of the issues is that the people who come here looking for the AI experience don't understand that, in NPC, the person does not seek out AI, the sorority will seek them out.
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Old 08-24-2013, 11:43 PM
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I could care less if a woman shops around as an AI. It's up to the individual groups to determine if she is a good fit or not. But it's dumb when someone is an AI and then starts posting on GC like she knows everything, having not had the collegiate experience.
How much less could you care?
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Old 08-25-2013, 12:06 AM
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"I couldn't care less."
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Old 08-25-2013, 01:21 AM
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^^^That is one of my biggest pet peeves. I always want to correct people that say they could care less because that doesn't make any sense.
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Old 08-25-2013, 01:34 AM
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From Mignon Fogarty (Grammar Girl):

People say they could care less when, logically, they mean they couldn’t care less.

The phrase "I couldn’t care less" originated in Britain and made its way to the United States in the 1950s. The phrase "I could care less" appeared in the US about a decade later.

In the early 1990s, the well-known Harvard professor and language writer Stephen Pinker argued that the way most people say could care less—the way they emphasize the words—implies they are being ironic or sarcastic.

Other linguists have argued that the type of sound at the end of "couldn’t" is naturally dropped by sloppy or slurring speakers.

Regardless of the reason people say they could care less, it is one of the more common language peeves because of its illogical nature. To say you could care less means you have a bit of caring left, which is not what the speakers seem to intend. The proper "couldn’t care less" is still the dominant form in print, but "could care less" has been steadily gaining ground since its appearance in the 1960s.

What Should You Do?
Stick with "couldn’t care less."

Personally, I prefer "I don't give a ****".
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Old 08-25-2013, 01:47 AM
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Not to go off on TOO much of a tangent, but my current biggest peeve is saying that when you mean who.
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Old 08-25-2013, 01:57 AM
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Personally, I prefer "I don't give a ****".
How do you handle the asterisks in real life?

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Not to go off on TOO much of a tangent, but my current biggest peeve is saying that when you mean who.
This thread is probably over so I shall say one of my biggest pet peeves is people who use "...and I" and "...and me" interchangeably. Since elementary school my parents have said "if you can say 'we' you use 'I'. If you can say 'us' you use 'me'." I can't think of any exceptions to that rule but the Grammar Giants will probably find one.
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Old 08-25-2013, 02:56 AM
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Argh, yes, that whole post was kind of a mess. I could NOT care less.

And there are indeed some NPC groups where a woman may seek out AI. That's cool, if that's their thing, especially in areas where they have a smaller alumnae base. The point is that a lot of hatred towards PNAI's comes from GC trainwrecks of days past.
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Old 08-25-2013, 08:08 AM
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DrPhil - I have a lexicon of facial expressions, shoulder shrugs, eye rolls, and on and on. But I'll save those for YouTube.

We have not had any truly memorable trainwrecks in a very long while.
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Old 08-25-2013, 08:31 AM
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DrPhil - I have a lexicon of facial expressions, shoulder shrugs, eye rolls, and on and on. But I'll save those for YouTube.

We have not had any truly memorable trainwrecks in a very long while.
And what a shame that is...
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I think one of the issues is that the people who come here looking for the AI experience don't understand that, in NPC, the person does not seek out AI, the sorority will seek them out.
But isn't that one of those things that can vary from group to group? I know that some NPCers in the past have talked about how there is (or at least was) an "Interested in AI?" link on their national websites.

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This thread is probably over so I shall say one of my biggest pet peeves is people who use "...and I" and "...and me" interchangeably.
Or "and myself." That drives me nuts.

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DrPhil - I have a lexicon of facial expressions, shoulder shrugs, eye rolls, and on and on. But I'll save those for YouTube.
Reminds me of Victor Borge's Phonetic Punctuation.
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Old 08-25-2013, 10:22 AM
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You got it, MysticCat! I'm channeling Victor Borge, Jonathan Winters, and Marcel Marceau. Among others.

AOII Angel, you've seen some of my looks.

And once more another thread gets derailed. *takes a bow*
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Old 08-25-2013, 10:46 AM
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Old 08-25-2013, 11:20 AM
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Thank you. *takes another bow*

33, check it out...
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Old 08-25-2013, 11:23 AM
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