The Color Taste of Water

Water usually doesn’t have a taste, and people don’t object to that.

Ditto for celery.

So why is calling something ” like a comment, a work of art, or an article of clothing ” “tasteless” a dis?

Taste-Free” vs. “Tasteless”

Clearly, what the speaker intends to say is, “in bad taste.”

In the same category:  “I could care less” vs. “I couldn’t care less” (the latter usage is correct).

See also, “Why is Calling Someone a “Piece of Work’ an Insult?“; “You’re . . You’re . . Such an Almond” (Huh??)”; “What’s the Past Tense of Sight See?”; “Landmark ” or Watermark?”; “Dried vs. MORE Dried Apricots“;“Wild and Crazy” (vs. Conventional) Fruit; and “What’s the Opposite of “Untold Riches?

About the author

Ross Kaplan has 19+ years experience selling real estate all over the Twin Cities. He is also a 12-time consecutive "Super Real Estate Agent," as determined by Mpls. - St. Paul Magazine and Twin Cities Business Magazine. Prior to becoming a Realtor, Ross was an attorney (corporate law), CPA, and entrepreneur. He holds an economics degree from Stanford.

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