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"I Could Care Less"

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.

by Grammar Queenreply 4010/07/2013

Hate this too. The only thing I hate more is when people say "same difference."

by Grammar Queenreply 202/06/2013

Only loosers say "I Could Care Less."

by Grammar Queenreply 302/06/2013

Most people aren't very bright.

by Grammar Queenreply 402/06/2013

Get used to it. Like, it's not going to change just for you.

by Grammar Queenreply 502/06/2013

r3, and I suppose only tighters say "I couldn't care less"?

by Grammar Queenreply 602/06/2013

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.


by Grammar Queenreply 702/06/2013

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?


by Grammar Queenreply 802/06/2013

OP, dear, this is about the fortieth or so thread about this expression. Think of something original to be upset about.

by Grammar Queenreply 902/06/2013

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.

by Grammar Queenreply 1002/06/2013

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.

by Grammar Queenreply 1102/06/2013

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.

by Grammar Queenreply 1202/06/2013

I could care less, but I don't.

by Grammar Queenreply 1302/06/2013

[quote]Do people even think about what they're saying?


by Grammar Queenreply 1402/06/2013

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.

by Grammar Queenreply 1502/06/2013

[quote]Only loosers say "I Could Care Less."


by Grammar Queenreply 1602/06/2013

It's sarcasm.

"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.

by Grammar Queenreply 1702/06/2013

[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.

by Grammar Queenreply 1802/06/2013

most people are inarticulate boobs

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by Grammar Queenreply 2102/06/2013

My usual reply is, "then why don't you?"

by Grammar Queenreply 2202/07/2013

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.

by Grammar Queenreply 2302/07/2013

[quote]I wish I could care less about this thread.

Try smoking copious amounts of pot, silly.

by Grammar Queenreply 2402/07/2013

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.

by Grammar Queenreply 2502/07/2013

It's getting worse. "I could care less" now seems to be the norm around here.

by Grammar Queenreply 2610/07/2013

Looser? Your hole is looser!

by Grammar Queenreply 2710/07/2013

this term is popular among those who use the word "supposably"

by Grammar Queenreply 2810/07/2013

It's IRONY, folks. Look it up. Saying the opposite of something, to underscore your point. Willard Espy died WAY too soon.

by Grammar Queenreply 2910/07/2013

No R15, this phrase predates the internet, as does safety deposit box.

One thing that does seem relatively new is "on accident."

by Grammar Queenreply 3010/07/2013

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.

by Grammar Queenreply 3110/07/2013

More importantly, this is a frequent thread.

NO! It's more IMPORTANT, this is a frequent thread.

A is more important than B.

by Grammar Queenreply 3210/07/2013

r32 Not only, but also. YMMV.

by Grammar Queenreply 3310/07/2013

Brilliance at R22.

by Grammar Queenreply 3410/07/2013

Who will start a thread on whether it's champing or chomping at the bit?

by Grammar Queenreply 3510/07/2013

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.

by Grammar Queenreply 3610/07/2013

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.

by Grammar Queenreply 3710/07/2013

AMEN!!! This is one of my many pet peeves!!!

by Grammar Queenreply 3810/07/2013

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.

by Grammar Queenreply 3910/07/2013

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.

by Grammar Queenreply 4010/07/2013
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