I hear people say this constantly. Do people even think about what they're saying?
If you think something is unworthy of consideration, you should say "I COULDN"T care less". Saying you "COULD" care less implies that you do, indeed, care.
I could care less about you, OP.
Hate this too. The only thing I hate more is when people say "same difference."
Only loosers say "I Could Care Less."
Most people aren't very bright.
Get used to it. Like, it's not going to change just for you.
r3, and I suppose only tighters say "I couldn't care less"?
I guess I should have included a "(sic)," R6. I thought people would be smart enough to get what I was saying without one, but you proved me wrong.
And I should have said I was going with your joke, and embellishing... I guess I shouldn't have taken your IQ for granted either?
OP, dear, this is about the fortieth or so thread about this expression. Think of something original to be upset about.
OP, the same idiots who say "I could care less" also the idiots who say "irregardless" and pronounce "forte" fort.
Snigger or not at your own discretion.
It makes me rage too, OP. Check out the new thread about a recent study that reveals the two most important things people look for in a potential mate are nice teeth and good grammar.
What is even worse is that "could care less" -- as horrible as it is-- is in such widespread (mis)use that is now considered acceptable.
The Oxford English dictionary regards "could care less" as a North American colloquialism, i.e. not a rhetorical error.
I think the idiots have won this war.
[quote]Do people even think about what they're saying?
Isn't this an Internet phenomenon? By which, I mean all the poor spelling and bad grammar. I don't recall "I could care less" being used until the last fifteen or so years.
Someone says (or spells) something wrong on the Internet and it makes its way into the mainstream in a way it wouldn't have previously.
[quote]Only loosers say "I Could Care Less."
"I could care less...(but I don't think so)."
Really. That's the answer. Just think of what's not being said next time you hear it.
[quote]Really. That's the answer. Just think of what's not being said next time you hear it.
Being many people are inarticulate, I end up having to do this no matter what is being said.
most people are inarticulate boobs
My usual reply is, "then why don't you?"
I wish I could care less about this thread. Obviously, the same types of posts will be written, so why do I bother? I too am bothered by this phrase. Many people are not logicians.
[quote]I wish I could care less about this thread.
Try smoking copious amounts of pot, silly.
R2, to me "same difference" is a joke. It's funny using two opposite words paired together, which should be meaningless, but you can still get the meaning. Something that is different but essentially the same.
It's getting worse. "I could care less" now seems to be the norm around here.
Looser? Your hole is looser!
this term is popular among those who use the word "supposably"
It's IRONY, folks. Look it up. Saying the opposite of something, to underscore your point. Willard Espy died WAY too soon.
No R15, this phrase predates the internet, as does safety deposit box.
One thing that does seem relatively new is "on accident."
This is such a nonsense issue. There are people I care less and less about, therefore I could care less for them in future.
Stick to whacking off.
More importantly, this is a frequent thread.
NO! It's more IMPORTANT, this is a frequent thread.
A is more important than B.
r32 Not only, but also. YMMV.
Brilliance at R22.
Who will start a thread on whether it's champing or chomping at the bit?
Humans are not computers, they don't need a langue that is completely formal, unambiguous and logical. That's why a phrase like "I can't get no answer." (double negation) makes sense, because no one will interpret this as "I can get an answer."
If human languages all made 'complete sense' there would be no need for Computer Languages.
I wish I would of never opened this thread irregardless of whose rite. Its just a loosing game trieing to teach correct grammar to people who seem bearly literate. I could care less and I can't bare it no more.
AMEN!!! This is one of my many pet peeves!!!
Give it up, R21. You're tried for months and never made this happen.
I'll bet you're the same troll trying desperately to promote the Chinless Nina Garcia thing.
I have no problem with the phrase because it makes sense to me as either:
1) a short form of "As if i could care less."
2) an expression of sarcasm.
Of course people often say it without realizing that in order for it to make sense it has to be one of those, but that doesn't change the fact that it works as those.