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Apr 21 2010

Ponderable

Has the “disinterested means the same as uninterested” horse left the barn?

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  1. 1
    AG

    I hope note though I have heard an increasingly annoying abuse of disinterested when someone meant to say uninterested.

  2. 2
    veganrampage

    I am uninterested in being disinterested. I lack apathy, but am working on it. More therapy!

  3. 3
    nyb

    Centuries ago.

    A dose of Language Log may help in this case.

  4. 4
    Comrade PhysioProf

    Thanks for that link! Looks like the horse was never in the barn in the first place!

  5. 5
    bikemonkey

    this is why giving / not giving a shit is the preferred modern phrasing.

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