Grammar Tip: “I couldn’t care less”

For today’s post, I want to talk about one of my top grammar pet peeves: I could care less.

Here’s the thing, if you say “I could care less” it is implied that you do care to some extent. Basically, if you care at all, it is possible to care less.

So what do you say?

You say “I couldn’t care less.” This implies that there is absolutely no level of caring. If you don’t care at all, you can’t care any less.

Get it? I hope so . . . it drives me crazy when people use the wrong phrase.


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2 thoughts on “Grammar Tip: “I couldn’t care less”

  1. Ugh! That’s one of my top pet peeves also. “I could care less” doesn’t even make sense. How did people ever start saying that in the first place???

    I found you via postaday and I’m enjoying reading your blog. Good luck with the challenge!

    1. Thanks for agreeing! Everyone just looks at me like I’m crazy when I complain about it. I don’t know why people started staying it, it isn’t logical.

      I’m glad you like my blog! I hope I can actually do a post a day! Yours looks interesting too, I’ll check it out when I get home from work :)

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