I agree. Every time I hear someone say that, my head explodes and then reassembles itself.
Not all Americans say it incorrectly. I'm just saying.
A lot of Americans say a lot of things wrong, I'm not really sure why. I always said couldn't, myself. Because that makes much more sense.
I hate when people say that and they mean the opposite. I dont blame americans thouh, because I am american and I know how to speak correctly.
Keep spreading the word! :o)
Oh and remind people that 'lose' and 'loose' are two different words that are pronounced differently...
Are Americans the only ones who say that?
I say both, but I use "couldn't" for a higher level of not caring.
"I could care less about what she does, but..."
"I couldn't care less about what that b¡tch does."
Not all 300+ million of us say it thay way. But, it's the shorted version of, "I could care less, but I don't".
The same reason most bathrooms in America have no baths in them.
Well what does a 'loo' have in it?
Don't ask me, I'm not French.
We're too lazy to say the "n't" part I guess.
That or it's sarcasm.
who cares what others say. you say it. if they dont who cares.
It's actually "like I could care less". Also wrong but that's typical of my language.
Unless of course it is possible for them to care less than they do at the moment they said that. For example: "Do you like valentines day?" "No, I could care less." (Some time later.) "See, right now I care less about valentines day then I did when you asked."
Thank the education system....