CARE LESS

On the implicitly negative idiom could care less.

☛ From linguablogs other than LLog and AZBlog:

3/4/14: Arika Okrent in Mental Floss, with links to LLog and the things below:
http://mentalfloss.com/article/55388/4-good-reasons-why-people-say-i-could-care-less

10/6/09: Ben Zimmer on Visual Thesaurus:
https://www.visualthesaurus.com/cm/wordroutes/do-we-care-less-about-could-care-less/

10/24/10: Jan Freeman in the Boston Globe:
http://www.boston.com/bostonglobe/ideas/articles/2010/10/24/i_could_care_less/

10/26/10: John McIntyre on the Baltimore Sun blog:
http://weblogs.baltimoresun.com/news/mcintyre/blog/2010/10/could_you_care_less_indeed_you_could.html

Bill Walsh’s 2013 book, Yes, I Could Care Less: How to Be a Language Snob Without Being a Jerk (St. Martin’s)

☛ Postings on LLog and AZBlog:

CP, 1/21/04: Negated, or not:
http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/000368.html

ML, 2/26/04: Why are negations so easy to fail to miss?:
http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/000500.html

EB, 7/8/04: Lederer should care less:
http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/001180.html

ML, 7/8/04: Caring less with stress:
http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/001182.html

ML, 7/13/04: “Could care less” occurs more:
http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/001201.html

ML, 7/13/04: Negation by association:
http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/001202.html

ML, 7/13/04: Speaking sarcastically:
http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/001207.html

EB, 7/16/04: (Auto)biography of a blog thread:
http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/001208.html

ML, 7/16/04: Most of the people in the world could care less:
http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/001209.html

AZ, 7/24/04: Caring less all the time: A variant of the etymological fallacy, and some cautions about the pragmatics-phonetics connection:
http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/001256.html

ML, 4/13/05: Wrong for so long:
http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/002063.html

ML, 4/16/05: The future of history of usage:
http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/002068.html

ML, 6/20/05: The care less train has left the station:
http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/002253.html

ML, 6/29/05: Caring more or less:
http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/002272.html

ML, 6/30/08: Ask Language Log: more or less?:
http://languagelog.ldc.upenn.edu/nll/?p=290

AZBlog, 8/6/12: Caring less:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2012/08/06/caring-less/
Grammarly poster

AZBlog, 5/21/15: The literalist:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2015/05/21/the-literalist/
MGG plus summary

ML, 9/11/15: Caring, more or less:
http://languagelog.ldc.upenn.edu/nll/?p=21170

AZBlog, 9/13/15: Caring:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2015/09/13/caring/


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