In this post, I will rant about a very pointless petpeeve of mine. It concerns a very insignificant error many, MANY people are inclined to make, so if you are inclined to flame/troll easier, stop reading now.
The phrase "I could care less" has become a very common phrase used to express your lack of interest in an aforementioned topic. However, the phrase makes no sense. Let us consult the Care-O-Meter, which shows how much one cares on a scale of 0-10.
Absolutely Zero Caring
Now, by using the phrase "I could care less," the point you are trying to make is that you don't care whatsoever. In terms of the Care-O-Meter, you are trying to express that you are at Absolute Zero Caring. However, if you could care less
, you cannot be at Absolute Zero Caring, as there must be a level below you're current level of caring for you to be able to care less than you currently do. If you could care less, you could theoretically be at point Max Care
, since from that point you could care less.
Now, the correct phrase to express NO INTEREST is "I couldn't care less." If you could not care less, then you are Absolute Zero Caring. You CAN NOT care less than you currently do. Absolute Zero Caring.
I could care less : WRONG
I couldn't care less: RIGHT
If you could care less, than do it.