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03-02-2006, 15:57:43
Right you fuckers, it's not

'I could care less'


'I couldn't 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’s pointless to argue that the newer version is “ironic.” People who misuse this phrase are just being careless.

Lurker the Second
03-02-2006, 16:00:49
:hmm: This is a bit out of the blue, innit?

03-02-2006, 16:01:28
same difference

Frozen Frog
03-02-2006, 17:17:48
Double-entendre is not a french expression. It doesn't have any meaning in french. Stop using it. Stop anyone who uses it from using it. By any means. I am willing to grant you a double 0 status if it will make the job easier.

03-02-2006, 17:19:05
It does have a meaning in English though.

Lazarus and the Gimp
03-02-2006, 17:22:57
"I couldn't care less" usually isn't sarcastic.

03-02-2006, 17:29:41
it's usually a blow off, like "blase"

or what you say when you want ppl to think you don't really care

03-02-2006, 17:42:23
"I could care less" shows true contempt because you're saying that you care some, but it's not enough for you to actually do something about it. It's basically the ultimate shootdown. I care about that, but it's so low on the radar I think I'll go scratch my balls instead.

03-02-2006, 17:44:07
I wouldn't cross the street to piss on you if you were on fire... is pretty bad of shootdown

03-02-2006, 17:46:49
Could be a busy street.

Frozen Frog
03-02-2006, 17:49:38
Or you could be an arsonist. You'd cross the street to jerk off on the guy.

03-02-2006, 17:49:40
Originally posted by Lurker the Second
:hmm: This is a bit out of the blue, innit?

It's just a thread about hundreds of common English errors dressed up a little; but it is annoying when people say 'I could care less'.

03-02-2006, 17:57:40
I could care less

Frozen Frog
03-02-2006, 18:03:37
I couldn't

Frozen Frog
03-02-2006, 18:04:22
That's a lie actually. If i really couldn't i wouldn't have posted. Or maybe i'm devious.

03-02-2006, 18:04:35
have you tried?

03-02-2006, 18:13:28
Originally posted by Japher
I wouldn't cross the street to piss on you if you were on fire... is pretty bad of shootdown

I wouldn't piss down your throat if your lungs were on fire.:D

Frozen Frog
03-02-2006, 18:13:56
It's called lurking. I'm trying to quit.

03-02-2006, 18:14:32

Frozen Frog
03-02-2006, 18:19:37
quitter. But that means leaving not quitting. Unless you're saying you want me to leave in which case there's only a spelling mistake and i don't care too much about those.

03-02-2006, 18:20:25

03-02-2006, 19:39:42
I couldn't care less about this.

03-02-2006, 19:46:05
I do not give a sjit.

Frozen Frog
03-02-2006, 19:50:27
I could care less, obviously.

03-02-2006, 20:11:41

03-02-2006, 22:06:43
I care. No ... really.

Greg W
04-02-2006, 12:41:18
Hey Higgsy, you're about a year and a half behind the times... (http://www.counterglow.com/forum/showthread.php?s=&threadid=21646&highlight=could+care+less)

04-02-2006, 12:45:14
and he is BACK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

04-02-2006, 12:55:14
i think you all care

04-02-2006, 13:01:50
no we don't, we all rrrr heartless cruel creatures.


04-02-2006, 13:11:39

04-02-2006, 21:28:09
We care a lot
We care a lot
We care a lot about disasters, fires, floods and killer bees
about Los Angeles falling in the sea
about starvation and the food that Live Aid bought
about disease, baby, Rock Hudson, Rock Yeah!

We care a lot
We care a lot
We care a lot about the gamblers and the pushers and the freaks
about the people who live off the street
about the welfare of all the boys and girls
about you people cause we're out to save the world


And it's a dirty job but someone's got to do it!

We care a lot about the Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marines
about the NY, SF, and LAPD
about you people, about your guns
about the wars you're fighting
gee, that looks like fun

We care a lot about the Cabbage Patch, The Smurfs, and DMC
about Madonna and we cop for Mr.T
about the little things, the bigger things we top
about you people, yeah, you bet we care a lot

And it's a dirty job but someone's gotta do it....

06-02-2006, 09:59:15
ah, the classic song lyric threadkill

06-02-2006, 10:06:53
Originally posted by Greg W
Hey Higgsy, you're about a year and a half behind the times... (http://www.counterglow.com/forum/showthread.php?s=&threadid=21646&highlight=could+care+less)

Noooo :cry:

Anyway, a little re-inforcement can't do any harm.

06-02-2006, 14:35:19
ah, the classic song lyric threadkill

auf deutsch

06-02-2006, 15:05:38