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May 26, 2006


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Council member Tom Phillips today, as reported by WFMY:

"I could not care less what the report has to say. At some point I will take a look at it."


Link to Frank Mickens' story. He said they reached Phillips on the phone.

The actual quote is "I could care less what that report has to say. At some point I plan to take a look at it."

Patrick Eakes

It's sort of funny how that phrase has come to be misused most of the time.

You could care less? If you could care less, doesn't that give some indicate you care, the opposite of what you intended to say?

sean coon

you have to take the tone and delivery of that phrase into account to register its intended meaning:

"(actually) i could care (even) less..."

it's just one example of how english phraseology is confusing to people trying to pick up our language.

Tom Phillips

Frank Mickens didn't quite tell the whole story. I was sitting on my balconey looking at the ocean when Frank called on my cell phone (I'm changing my number). I told him I was on vacation and I couldn't care less........ I taken my last call from Mr. Mickens

Ed Cone

Fair enough, Tom. Enjoy your vacation. I look forward to discussing the report with you.


Actually, what WFMY reported was that Phillips said, "" I could care less what they report has to say. At some point I plant to take a look at it." -- a hopeful sign.


Tom, I had a feeling you would say that, which is why I linked to it with no comment. It's on WFMY's website, and ran on the 6:00 news last night with a graphic of this quote. It's fair to say it got out there, and is still there. So if you have more to say, I hope this motivates you to keep talking -- not shut up.


And Tom, are you monitoring this thread while still on vacation?


No comment, Tom?

Okay. I'll just send your regular clipping service an invoice. Who do you use?

ben holder

I wont be reading it.


Deserving site... i like it .lol..

Don Machine

Cai I add something about Greensboro?

Greensboro (IPA: /ˈɡriːnzbəroʊ/[citation needed]) is a city in the U.S. state of North Carolina. It is the third-largest city, by population, in North Carolina and the largest city in Guilford County and the surrounding Piedmont Triad metropolitan region.

As of the 2000 census, Greensboro was home to 223,891 residents. Its estimated 2007 population was 244,610.

The city is located at the intersection of two major interstate highways (I-85 and I-40) in the Piedmont ("foot of the mountains") region of central North Carolina.

In 1808, Greensborough (as was the spelling prior to 1895) was planned around a central courthouse square to succeed the nearby town of Guilford Court House as the county seat. This act moved the county courts closer to the geographical center of the county, a location more easily reached by the majority of the county's citizens.

In 2003, the previous Greensboro - Winston-Salem - High Point metropolitan statistical area (MSA) was re-defined by the U.S. Office of Management and Budget, resulting in the formation of the Greensboro-High Point MSA and the Winston-Salem MSA. The 2006 population estimate for the Greensboro-High Point MSA was 685,378.

The Greensboro - Winston-Salem - High Point combined statistical area (CSA), popularly referred to as the Piedmont Triad, had an estimated population of 1,513,576 in 2006 making it the 30th largest metropolitan area in the USA. Source: US Bureau of the Census, Released April 2007

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