1inamillion Posted January 30, 2014 Report Share Posted January 30, 2014 It seems obvious that "couldn't care less" should be the correct usage, implying that you care so little about something that it isn't possible for you care any less i.e. you don't care at all. But the statement "could care less" with a sarcastic tone is also very common. I have seen both being used with equal frequency. The general excuse for the second statement is that it suggests sarcasm when used while the first one is quite point blank and serious.So, is the practical usage of "I could care less" acceptable?The phrase '' I could care less'' actually means that one does, in fact produce a measurable level of caring, concern or interest of a given situation and is contradictory to the context in which the phrase is commonly used. The use of "could care less" in fact expresses that one does care, have an interest, or a level of concern about a topic or a given situation. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
Join the conversation
You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.