Not Hardly

I'm not always bothered by colloquialisms (used in familiar conversation) as I'm constantly confronted with them. However, a couple bother me more than the rest. One being "not hardly". E.g. Do I think she's funny? Not hardly. Hardly on it's own makes sense when expressing scarcity. However "not hardly" is a double negative and means definitely. It's an utter waste of time.

A second that bothers me in conversation is when people say, "I could care less." When they mean, "I couldn't care less."

Truthfully, I'm sure I've said, "a whole nother" before, however only in conversation. At least I'm not communicating the opposite of what I mean.
NatalieMacaulay NatalieMacaulay
22-25, F
Sep 25, 2012