Talk:Comparison of American and British English

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"I couldn't care less"[edit]

The article says 'Both BrE and AmE use the expression "I couldn't care less" to mean the speaker does not care at all.'

But, we very often hear Americans using "I could care less" when they really mean "I couldn't care less". The former, which is heard often (e.g. on US TV and films) is logically incorrect, and confusing to British ears, so possibly worth mentioning?— Preceding unsigned comment added by (talkcontribs) 17:51, 7 November 2011‎ (UTC)Reply[reply]

Ridiculous Reversion[edit]

User:BilCat has decided to start a nuclear conflagration over my adding half a sentence to this article. He provides zero reason for doing this and is tendentiously reverting the article. He also attempted to vandalize my page since he started the "edit war." I have reached out to this individual but he refuses to engage.

There's no reason to remove the example that I added. It adds additiional information and is an amusing example of Shaw's observation of "two peoples separated by a common language."

I conclude this person is acting as a Page Troll, sitting upon a page possessively attempting to own it.

I'm know for my thousands of edits improving hundreds of articles. This person's harassment is both unwarranted and farcical.

PainMan (talk) 07:25, 18 May 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

See WP:LEAD. FDW777 (talk) 07:53, 18 May 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
TPS - that addition wasn't appropriate and the 3RR warning on your page entirely appropriate. WCMemail 08:15, 18 May 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Escape Orbit has removed several commas added by Rolltide689. Neither user provided an edit summary for these changes. However, I support most of the commas because they improve the cadence when I read the article. On that basis, I would let them stand. The missing edit summary, then, would state “I improved the cadence for the reader“.

As a fairly new user, I am so far unaware of a Wikipedia standard which covers commas. I am also inexperienced with editing protocol. To me, in the absence of a standard, it seems incumbent upon the reverting editor to justify the removal of an edit made in good faith.

I invite both editors to provide supporting arguments for their positions. Otherwise, I could change punctuation whenever I think it improves readability.

I thank you both, in advance, for helping me to learn more about editing Wikipedia. Humphrey Tribble (talk) 02:11, 2 June 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Confusion over section title[edit]

What do you mean by "holiday" as in the phrase "Holiday greetings" used as heading for section 2.3? I mean, don't Americans say "vacation" instead of "holiday"? --Fandelasketchup (talk) 11:37, 16 December 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]