‘Could Care Less’ Versus ‘Couldn’t Care Less’


a girl shrugging like she couldn't care less

Both Merriam-Webster and dictionary.com have weighed in and say “could care less” and “couldn’t care less” mean the same thing. Their reasoning is that both phrases are informal, English is often illogical, and people use the two phrases in the same way. “Could care less” has come to mean the same thing as “couldn’t care less.”

How could opposites mean the same thing? It’s like if “kill the Jews” meant the same thing as “chill with Jews.”

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