Could(n't) care less

Discussion in 'Linguistics' started by John Connellan, Oct 19, 2015.

  1. sideshowbob Sorry, wrong number. Valued Senior Member

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    I think in the vast majority of cases when people say they could care less, they're not being sarcastic; they're not bothering to think about the literal meaning of the phrase at all; they're just parroting what they're used to hearing.
     
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  3. Fraggle Rocker Staff Member

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    Nonetheless, "I could care less" is indeed sarcasm, whether people realize it or not.
     
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  5. cosmictraveler Be kind to yourself always. Valued Senior Member

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    I couldn't care less about caring at all.
     
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  7. DaveC426913 Valued Senior Member

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    I could...
     

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