Reading posts on the net is a great way to learn about other countries different use of language. I don't mean differences in meanings of words (eg pavement/sidewalk, trousers/pants, crisps/chips, but actual differences in certain phrases. One phrase which I've noticed a lot from American posters on MR is "I could care less about ....." In England we would say "I couldn't care less about...." to mean the same thing. for example, an American might say "I could care less if Dell release a new machine, I still won't buy one". You would mean that you don't care that Dell has released the machine. But to me, the words "I could care less" implies that you do care a bit. I would say "I couldn't care less if Dell releases a new machine" and logically this means that my caring is as low as it can be and I can't care any less. Is it just me, or does the US way of saying this not make sense at all? There are other examples of differences that I've noticed, but I can't remember any at the moment!