Could/Couldn’t Care Less

This takes just one good kick in the brain to get this forever. Sometimes we erroneously say, “I could care less” when we really mean, “I couldn’t care less.”

If I couldn’t care less, it means that I care as little as it is possible to care. In other words, we really don’t care at all.

If we say, “I could care less,” it means that we could possibly care less. That means we care a little about a situation all the way up to caring a lot about it. That’s not what we usually mean.

So, really, we almost never mean, “we could care less.” So let’s make sure we say, “I couldn’t care less” instead.

Some of you couldn’t care less about this, but I could care less!


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