could care less vs could not care less :

could care less or could not care less

Clichés are especially prone to scrambling because they become meaningless through overuse. In this case an expression which originally meant “it would be impossible for me to care less than I do because I do not care at all” is rendered senseless by being transformed into the now-common “I could care less.” Think about it: if you could care less, that means you care some. The original already drips sarcasm, so it’spointless to argue that the newer version is “ironic.” People who misusethis phrase are just being careless.Still not convinced?

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