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Old 11 April 2012, 10:14 PM
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Originally Posted by Chloe View Post
It's not obvious. The first time I heard someone say "I could care less" that he'd failed a course I thought he was saying it was somewhat important to him to pass it.
Sure, and especially if you grow up with "couldn't" I could understand the confusion. But once you find out that the version with "could" means the same thing, doesn't it become obvious that it's being said sarcastically rather than incorrectly? (Obvious to everyone except people who write things like the OP article, I mean.)
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