PICKY PEDANT: “I could care less” and other speech absurditiesMy Kindle almost flew at the mirror, but reason prevailed. A broken mirror is interesting … a broken Kindle useless. What provoked this? A mutilated phrase in an otherwise well-written book. I was reading Do Travel Writers Go to Hell by Thomas Kohnstamm and there on page 25 it appeared, one of my pet peeves:
BODY TALK: Your food is killing you
I am not a foodie—not by a long shot. I eat to live, only that, which means I can—and often do—eat the same thing morning, noon and night, for days, sometimes years. I do not travel to other countries to taste their food.