IF THE ONLY PRAYER YOU SAID IN YOUR LIFE WAS "THANK YOU", THAT WOULD SUFFICE. ~Meister Eckhart

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

The phrase is...

I couldn't care less!

That means you could NOT care less!
I am sooooooo tired of hearing, "I could care less."
Could you really care less?
If you could you probably wouldn't need to make that statement.

The expression I could not care less originally meant 'it would be impossible for me to care less than I do because I do not care at all'. It was originally a British saying and came to the US in the 1950s. It is senseless to transform it into the now-common I could care less. If you could care less, that means you care at least a little. The original is quite sarcastic and the other form is clearly nonsense. ~dictionary.com

8 comments:

Mary Christine said...

I definitely COULD care less about this post.

Bill said...

Bzzzzzzz

There's a bee in Mister Wordy Rappinghood's bonnet.

dailypiglet said...

i love the last part of the explanation, "...and the other form is clearly nonsense."

Zane-nawwaa said...

Nunsense, my dear, nunsense.

Trailboss said...

I completely understand your frustration. Working where I do causes me to cringe more times than I like to admit because of the "country folk" that work around me.

Since our mom was an English major we were corrected (at least I was) when we were young. I do the same for my kids.

So

One Drunk to Another said...

Wow! Such passion!

sojo said...

I amen you brother Scott, "irregardless" of what anyone says.

(although I'm far from perfect in this area, I've noticed, since starting this blogging bidness).

Syd said...

That and the commonly used "whatever" are annoying. Whatever is not ambivalent but passive-aggressive. I'm with you on the overuse of trite phrases.