In slanguage, “I could care less” means “I could not care less”.

The recipient can read either message.

I Could Care Less, Ephemera, Paper, © 2011 by Irene Chan

LOOK WHO’S TALKING, NY Times Sunday Book Review, Page 20, April 3, 2011 by GEOFFREY NUNBERG.  Review of “You Are What You Speak” by Robert Lane Greene.

“For nearly a century, linguists have been struggling to unseat the accumulated dogma that “masquerades as common sense,” as the American linguist Leonard Bloomfield put it in 1933. That’s the challenge that faces every developing science, but linguistics seems to have had a harder time than most.“

 

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