Make Your Editor Cry: I Could Care Less vs. I Couldn’t Care Less
If you “could” care less then that suggests you actually do care a little bit. You possess at least some care which still could be allocated to the situation in question.
“I couldn’t care less” is correct because it communicates that “I have no more care to give.” As in “I don’t care at all.”
The correct expression is “I couldn’t care less.”
He knew that the company was closing its doors, but he could care less.
He couldn’t care less that his neighbors were moving. He never liked them anyway.
Gregg Bridgeman is the Editor-in-Chief at Olivia Kimbrell Press. He is husband to best-selling Christian author Hallee Bridgeman and parent to three. He continues to proudly serve in the US Armed Forces and has done so in either an active or reserve capacity for more than twenty years as an airborne and air assault qualified paratrooper, earning a Bronze Star for his service. Most importantly, he was ordained in October of 2001 after surrendering his life to Christ decades earlier.