Originally posted by Niners99:
Usually when someone says "I could care less", they mean it as "I don't care at ALL". In this case, saying you COULD care less means that you DO care, at least a little bit.
Saying I COULDN'T care less would better represent the opinion that you don't care at ALL. Thus, there is no possible way you would be able to care any less.
Either way, 90% of the people who use that phrase say "could care less" because they don't know the difference, and pay no attention to grammar.
Did you read the article?
Irregardless of that, I could care less about what 90% of people think. 90% of the world probably can't locate the oceans of the world on a map.
"Like I care", literally means "The way I care", but it is used to mean, "I don't care."
"See if I care", literally means "Find out if I care or not", but it is used to mean, "I don't care."
"Whatever", literally means, "Anything", but it is used to mean, "Whatever you are saying, I don't care about it."
"Yeah right", literally means, "Yes, you are correct", but it is used to mean, "I don't believe you."
"I could care less" is a perfectly acceptable way to convey the same meaning of "I don't care".
I care about things that actually matter in language, such as "literally", because it conveys a meaning that can't be conveyed another way.
If you look above, you will see I literally used the word to convey a special and necessary meaning.
There are many important grammatical issues that are worth correcting however, for example, was vs were, there, their and they're needs to be done right, are vs our, you know, stuff like that.