Could/Couldn’t care less

Something I’ve noticed in my time in the US is the use of the phrase "I could care less"

I wasa raised saying, and hearing other people say "I couldn’t care less" surely that’s correct, right?

Contextually you shouldn’t be able to or want to care less. Therefore you couldn’t care less.

I’ve tried arguing it out with certain Americans and they swear by the "I could care less".

What do you say, think or agree with?

Do you even care?

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  • http://mybrilliantmistakes.com/ Cynthia Closkey

    The correct phrase is “couldn’t care less.”

    I don’t understand why people have a problem with this idiom. Then again, I also don’t understand how people can mistakenly call Alzheimer’s Disease “old timer’s disease.”

    I definitely could care less about people getting “couldn’t care less” right. I suppose I could also care more. I won’t correct anyone or get into fisticuffs, but I will wince.

  • http://mybrilliantmistakes.com Cynthia Closkey

    The correct phrase is “couldn’t care less.”

    I don’t understand why people have a problem with this idiom. Then again, I also don’t understand how people can mistakenly call Alzheimer’s Disease “old timer’s disease.”

    I definitely could care less about people getting “couldn’t care less” right. I suppose I could also care more. I won’t correct anyone or get into fisticuffs, but I will wince.

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