Dear LinkedIn: The ‘poor grammar’ in the title was intentional!

carelessBill Walsh has been trying to promote his latest book, “Yes, I Could Care Less: How to Be a Language Snob Without Being a Jerk,” and noticed this morning that LinkedIn was offering $50 worth of ads at no charge.

“I decided to try it,” the author and Washington Post copy editor tells Romenesko readers.

His ad was quickly rejected, though. The reason: “Poor grammar.”

“Apparently the LinkedIn people are sticklers!” writes Walsh. “I haven’t bothered to appeal, because I wasn’t all that intent on placing the ad in the first place.”


(Note: The LinkedIn email was altered to make the rejection reason stand out.)

* Ben Yagoda: It’s okay to use I could care less to mean “I couldn’t care less” (