I'm new here, and thought I had a reasonable question which could start a bit of discussion. It was, admittedly, about something which annoys me... which is why I completely understand the first comment it got. So, I looked around, to see if it was reasonable to ask (and if it would fit in) if I rephrased it to sound less whiney. Here's what I've found:
In this one, the OP says "The problem is, I really don't think the average human is comparing two differences when using the term in question." He's asking about an expression which he believes is said incorrectly by people because of a logical problem. This is exactly what I am asking, though not of a common expression but rather something I've heard once on the phone.
In this one (which is a big shot protected superquestion), it's even more the case. It is phrased even more like mine, if not exactly the same. The OP says: 'To me "couldn't care less" seems a lot more logical.' Notice now in my question, I quote something I've heard which I believe to be incorrect, and then point out that something else seems a lot more logical. I also describe how I believe the original phrasing is illogical.
I then went and had a look in the rules, to see if the likes of my question are generally frowned upon. The few things I could find (and please point out if I'm misinterpreting anything) are:
Under "don't ask" I found "your question is just a rant in disguise: '______ sucks, am I right?'" This is possible with the original form of my question, but I thought with some revision I could avoid that. I based my revision on other questions on this site.
Under "what types of questions should I avoid asking" (are these two sections redundant?) I found "Word choice and usage" under the accepted ones. This is exactly what I'm asking about. I believed the word choice of a recording was bad, and I wanted to get some opinions on it.
When it comes to English, I'm generally more conservative and fussy. This is obviously frowned upon by most of the community, so I run into problems a lot when I get all hissy about the "incorrect" usage of something or a "mistake." Usually, people come up with good comebacks (someone posted in a link which I cannot find anymore to a discussion of the use of "I could care less" in Game of Thrones, which was very nice; an answer like that would've been perfect for my question). I really enjoy when some people can respond with things like that—and then in turn when people can argue the other way too.
I was hoping this would be a good place for such answering and discussion. Am I incorrect? I would very much appreciate some feedback, both with respect to how to behave in the future in this community, and specifically my on-hold question (and whether I did a reasonable job rephrasing it).