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Comment: Re:Language barrier (Score 1) 948

by Dejitaru Neko (#9729812) Attached to: Language Tempest At Orkut
Saying that one could care less is influenced by Yiddish, in which there is sarcasm abound. Of course it doesn't make sense in the literal interpretation, but the use of human language assumes a human notion of deviating beyond that which is literal and employing such linguistic constructs as figures of speech, sarcasm, irony, wit in general, et cetera.

Economists state their GNP growth projections to the nearest tenth of a percentage point to prove they have a sense of humor. -- Edgar R. Fiedler

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