It’s a phrase I’ve always used, so it surprised me to read on Twitter and elsewhere on the internet when people were saying, “I could care less” which led me to think, well you must have cared a little bit to start with.
The reason I (and many others I know) say, “I couldn’t care less” in situations in which the context applies is another way of saying, “I don’t care”, if the amount of caring was between 0 and 10 and you already care 0/10, that means you couldn’t care less.
Then I started seeing and even hearing people say, “I could care less” which led me to believe they must have cared at least 1/10, why else would you say that?
Is there a phrase that sounds similar that you use? Let me know in the comments!