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50 Mistreated Words and Desecrated Phrases: I could care less

Do you care, more or less? How many people say, “I could care less,” implying apathy?

That’s really sort of the opposite of what such folks mean to say. If they could actually care any less, then that means they do care somewhat.

The correct phrase reads like this: “I couldn’t care less.”

In other words, the speaker cares not at all. It would be impossible to care any less than they already do.

Of course, in that case, would someone even care enough to mention it at all?

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