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To: Sacajaweau
Pet peeve of mine, and since this is a legal thread: you meant to type that she could not care less.
7 posted on 07/05/2013 6:00:54 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: 1rudeboy

This discussion comes up periodically. The “Could care less” variation is plausibly in the tradition of irony, though it can just as well result from sloppiness.

Anyhow, Her Honor didn’t want the political onus, and there’s nothing that can be done to her for refusing, not even by an appellate court. Let the farce continue.


11 posted on 07/05/2013 6:03:14 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Whatever promise that God has made, in Jesus it is yes. See my page.)
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To: 1rudeboy

mine too. I used to work for a very unintelligent person that said this at least 1/2 dozen times a day. Drove me to the edge.


27 posted on 07/05/2013 6:12:32 PM PDT by ping jockey
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To: 1rudeboy
you meant to type that she could not care less.

No, he meant to type "she could care less", which is what he typed, not understanding what he had typed!

40 posted on 07/05/2013 6:33:34 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: 1rudeboy

So are you saying that you could care less about your pet peeve?


56 posted on 07/05/2013 7:03:58 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: 1rudeboy

A different Freeper explained this a while back, and it matched what I always suspected: the phrase “I could care less” actually comes from the saying “I could care less, but I don’t see how”. Now people just say they could care less without thinking about how it sounds.


90 posted on 07/05/2013 8:36:14 PM PDT by fr_freak
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