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florence
which one is more commonly used? I don't care at all I could care less I couldn't care less I assume that they are interchangeable and have same strength in tone, right? Thanks
Feb 13, 2012 5:01 AM
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People say "I could care less" - all the time when they actually mean "I could not care any less." To say, "I do not care" or "I do not care at all" may be the most correct, but it does not have the insulting tone that "I could not care less" has. The subtext is "I do not care about you." Therefore, if you truly do not care, use, "I don't care." If you actually care and want to say you do not, use "I could not care less!"
February 13, 2012
I couldn't care less is more common in the UK. It's can be a bit rude though, so be careful when you use it.
February 13, 2012
florence
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